AUTISM AND THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF GREATER ORLANDO.
It is a sad fact...one in fifty-nine children born will be diagnosed with autism. For boys, the odds increase to one in thirty-six. According to some recent studies, if nothing changes, by the year 2024, we could see the rate of autism affecting one in two children. A staggering figure that demonstrates that autism will soon touch everyone's lives.
Think about it. Orlando and Oviedo.
According to the CDC and U.S. Census, there were 3,952,841 babies born in 2012. If you do the math, there are 24 hours in a day or 8,760 hours in a year. That translates to 451 babies per hour. Apply the autism stats and 8 new kids will be born into the autism spectrum in the next hour.
ASGO fights the good fight. They don't just promote autism awareness, they work to bring about autism acceptance and increased support. They provide real support to families directly affected by autism. Most importantly, ASGO provides (not provided) hope, a safe place, a network of comfort and support for families affected by autism that speaks in one common voice, "You Are Not Alone!"
If you want to make a difference in your local community or you are a parent or family member looking for support, please consider joining us on Saturday, April 20, 2019 for ASGO's 14th Annual Autism Walk & Family Fun Day inside the Orange County Convention Center's North Concourse from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Everyone is invited to become a sponsor, a vendor, or a participant. The event is geared towards every member of the family with lots of fun activities to enjoy and information to receive. The best part is that 100% of the funds raised stay right here in the Central Florida Community to support those living with autism today.
Donate directly today on their website at www.asgo.org. #IAMASGO