Every year on April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day takes place lighting up cities across the world BLUE.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) its newest estimate of autism prevalence among the nation’s children. The report shows that, overall, less than half the children identified with autism (43 percent) had received comprehensive developmental evaluations by age 3. This proved true despite the fact that the vast majority (87 percent) had developmental concerns noted in their medical or educational records before age 3. Currently, autism can be reliably diagnosed by age 2, with earlier diagnosis affording greater opportunities for intervention that supports healthy development and improves function and quality of life.
The new report also found that black and Hispanic children continue to receive developmental evaluations later than white children and continue to be diagnosed with autism at lower rates. In addition, the newest estimate of autism prevalence among the nation’s children remained unchanged, at 1 in 68, from two years ago. For more information visit Autism Speaks.
The Autism Society of Alabama hosted their Annual Autism Walk at Gateway Park in Montgomery Alabama. This years organizer is Nina Taylor.
inMontgomery edition of inCity Magazine is an annual supporter of Autism Awareness.
We were able to get an EXCLUSIVE interview with Tammy Fuller owner of Full Moon Bar & Grill who has a son with Autism and is a supporter of Autism Awareness Month.