Tom Carelli, the NBA’s Senior Vice President of Broadcasting has a daughter named Natalie that was diagnosed with Autism when she was two. He discusses the high and lows with Autism. It is difficult being a parent of a child with Autism, although rewarding there are definitely some difficult times.
The numbers are staggering and heart wrenching. One in 88 American children have some form of autism spectrum disorder, a 78 percent increase compared to 10 years ago according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The breakdown: One in every 54 boys and one in 252 girls are autistic with the total number of children in the U.S. reaching 1 million
This month is Autism awareness month, so many people are wearing the Autism Awareness Pin. The Autism Awareness Ribbon Pins are usually one of two different designs. One is the like the ribbon shown here.
The next is just one puzzle piece. You could add in any text if you wanted to make it for a specific organization.
The purpose of either pin is to bring awareness to Autism. It is nice to read stories of people that support the cause, by wearing their Autism Awareness Pin.