Autism Awareness Day

Each day, two children in North Carolina are diagnosed with autism, and to help spread more awareness, today has been dedicated to autistic children.

This is the first world autism awareness day, adopted last year by the United Nations. It's meant to increase awareness of autism, a complex brain disorder affecting millions of people and families around the world. One in 150 American children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and right now there are over 50,000 children diagnosed here in North Carolina.

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