April Is Autism Awareness Month

The Connecticut Sun would like to remind fans that April is Autism Awareness Month. Go to www.autismspeaks.org or visit www.arsect.com to learn more about Autism.

On August 1st, the Sun will host Autism Awareness Night when they take on the Indiana Fever at 7 p.m.

Did you know ...
  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 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 $126 billion per year
  • 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