The CDC released numbers about the prevalence of autism this week. Briefly, they announced that 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder and that 1 in 54 boys will be diagnosed with ASD. A quick search of the topic showed many online news articles reporting the data along with lots of bloggers discussing the statistics and their implications.One blogger, Diary of a Mom, wrote about the news here and encouraged others to tweet pictures to put faces to these numbers (search for the hashtag #1in88 on Twitter for examples). Another blogger that I follow shared her photo in this post.
Since April is Autism Awareness Month, I decided to join in and share pictures of my 1 in 88, my 1 in 54:
Here are links to just a few of the other bloggers showcasing the ones they love and putting faces to the numbers.
Lou’s Land: One in a MILLION!
Between Hope and a Hard Place: More than a Number
The Thinking Moms’ Revolution: Meet the Thinking Moms’ Children
Footprints in Time: 1 in 88 …not just numbers, People
Red Shoes, Autism Blues, and Pinks, and Purples…: 1 in 88
threepuzzlepieces: People-Not Just Numbers
the kitchen creative: Shine a Light on Autism
Try Defying Gravity: What About Now?
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