My Life's Story:
As a mother of a child with a disability I decided to stop crying "Although I have my days" and start trying to make the world a better place for my son. I dedicate this website and everything I do to DJ my 5 year old son and the love of my life. He is stronger than I could ever be.
What is Autism?
A mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and using language and abstract concepts. (source: Google)
How many are affected by Autism each year?
About 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with Autism in the United States. Out of 4 million children about 36,500 of them have Autism. (source:nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/autism/conditioninfo/pages/at-risk.aspx)
Who has Autism?
There are 1.5 million plus people with an Autism spectrum disorder. For example:
- Albert Einstein
- Temple Grandin
- Charles Darwin
- Sir Isaac Newton
- Thomas Jefferson (source: autismmythbusters.com)