Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

This is our first attempt at blogging...hope you enjoy our daily, really random Ritchie thoughts. 

Did you know ...
  • Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

Presenting our four times more likely, expensive, 1 in 70 boy with autism, Abram....

Abram, you have made our lives interesting, entertaining, challenging and eventful!  We love you!

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