Wednesday, April 2, 2014

World Autism Awareness Day

Today, April 2, 2014, is World Autism Awareness Day.  In honor of this, Tarleton will "Light It Up Blue" by having one of our most iconic landmarks, the smokestack, shine blue rather than purple this evening.  Be sure to look for it tonight!

Although the cause of Autism is unknown, in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network determined that approximately 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 for boys, and 1 in 252 for girls) were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States.  

If you want to learn more about autism, check out this TEDTalk by Ami Klin from our Films on Demand Database.

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