According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, one in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 30 percent increase from just two years ago. For more than 20 years, the mission of the Dan Marino Foundation has been to empower individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Now the Marino Foundation is getting help promoting autism awareness from a rather unlikely source. We focus on its partnership with Everglades Holiday Park, and how you can join the cause.
There won’t be a blue moon over Miami but blue buildings lighting up the South Florida skyline as part of a global initiative to raise awareness for autism.
Autism is a disorder now believed to affect as many as one in 55 children. We take an in-depth look at the Dan Marino Foundation, and the work it has done as a one-stop place for the diagnosis, treatment and services for children with autism.
New studies reveal more children have autism than previously thought. South Florida joins the world in “Light It Up Blue”, an autism awareness event, which also asks everyone to sign a petition sponsored by “Autism Speaks” to ask President Obama and Congress to develop a national plan to address autism.
Driven by individuals with autism, their families and friends, the historic fundraising effort generated awareness and crucial funds for autism services.