“According to some headlines on the Autism Speaks site, much of New York will light up in blue during the month in support. Red Bull Arena, Macy’s and Bloomingdales, and even the NYC sanitation trucks will aid in bringing awareness to this issue.
In a show of solidarity, the Great Buddha of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and maybe most amazingly, one of the 7 wonders of the world, Petra in Jordan will turn blue to honor Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.
Remember those numbers I shared at the top; 1 in 68 (or 45) children diagnosed with autism?
What if there was something devastating our children at a rate 11 to 17 times higher than autism?”
I do find it interesting how many people will latch on to various theories and junk science in a desperate attempt to avoid the autism “epidemic”, but assume that their kids are safe from sexual abuse because they grow up in a middle-class neighborhood. The risk is much, much higher that they will be sexually abused.