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April is Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. Autism now affects 1 in every 88 children, a 10-fold increase from 40 years ago, according to statistics from the U.S Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). Studies also show that autism affects boys four to five times more than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 out of 252 girls is diagnosed with autism in the United States. By way of comparison, more children are diagnosed with autism each year than juvenile diabetes, AIDS, and cancer, combined.

To find out more information about Autism, to make a donation to the Autism Society, or to purchase an Autism awareness ribbon visit http://www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month/

Source: TheRougeCollection

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Author:Tamisha Monet

Fashion Editor (iStyleFashionBeauty.com) Tamisha Monet calls Oakland home as a Bay Area native but resides in Houston. She's a staff writer for The Rouge Collection magazine, in their Beauty and Style department. She is the art contributor for the West Coast division of F.A.M.E. The Experience magazine. In the blogosphere, she’s worked with Vogue, Lexus, True Religion and more. She works as a Business Life Coach for various fashion and beauty start-ups through her company iStyle Fashion and Beauty Society.

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