YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
A team for AUTISM SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA
"YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE" a team fundraiser to help the AUTISM SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA...
Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are affected by autism. Government statistics suggest the prevalence rate of autism is increasing 10-17 percent annually. There is not established explanation for this increase, although improved diagnosis and environmental influences are two reasons often considered. Studies suggest boys are more likely than girls to develop autism and receive the diagnosis three to four times more frequently. Current estimates are that in the United States alone, one out of 70 boys is diagnosed with autism......
At age two, we notice our little guy Ashtin was not speaking up to a two year olds percentile and the big eye opener was when he would learn a new word then forget it. Ashtin was then consider to be "Autism Spectrum Disorder" We immediately searched for answers: he stared home speech & occupational therapy and (speech therapy & OT) at Kenny Kids. At age three he stared ECSP which we continued (speech therapy & OT) at Kenny Kids. He was also chosen to participate in a study that the University of Minnesota was conducting which will follow him to age 5. Age four he attended pre-school (special Education) and still countinues to show amazing improvement with his speech. 2011-2012 Ashtin will attend kindergarten, we’re proud of how much Ambition, Dedication, love, Kindness, he has! Since Ashtin shows major improvement in his speech and learning abilities, we’re unsure as where he falls under "Autism Spectrum Disorder" As he gets older, he’s growing away from signs that suggest "ASD" and we’re so happy! Ashtin is fortunate, but not every child living with Autism traits is….This is why we need your help in rising awareness, funds for research, to help families in need with children that’s living with "Autism" Please help US overcome the odds of "AUTISUM"