Autism is a subject near and dear to our hearts here at Jack. We’ve teamed with the Puget Sound Chapter of AutismSpeaks to get the word out about early diagnosis and the plethora of resources for parents of kids on the Autism Spectrum. Check out the national chapter here, too.
Want to have fun and raise awareness for Autism, too? Join Jack at the 2014 Puget Sound Alpha Xi Delta AmaXIng Challenge 5K, April 13, 2014 at Green Lake.
Want to shine a light on Autism? You can help – by volunteering at a walk or run, by giving money, by sponsoring a walker or runner or even just LIKING the AutismSpeaks Facebook page. Details on giving here
Did you know that 1 in 68 American children are on the Autism spectrum–Autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with Autism in the United States. Find out more here
If your kid has just been diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum, there are a lot of resources available to you in western Washington including Early Intervention Services, support groups, diet and nutrition counseling and help for military families. See the AutismSpeaks resource guide here