Today Is World Autism Day
(WREG-TV) Today is World Autism Day, signified by the color blue.
You may notice people wearing blue, changing Facebook setting to blue and even buildings lit up with blue lights.
A recent report on autism in the U.S. showed a 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children.
Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior, is often said to affect information processing in the brain.
You can learn much more about Autism HERE