Just this past week the Centers for Disease Control reported an autism rate in this country of one in 68 children, that’s a 30 percent increase from two years ago. We focus on the Dan Marino Foundation’s ongoing efforts to promote autism awareness and support, specifically its annual teaming up with Panera Bread, to score a “Touchdown for Autism”.
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.
It is a common sight in coffee shops all over South Florida; a person with a cup of coffee, an opened laptop, and no intention of going anywhere. These patrons have even earned themselves a nickname: “Laptop Hobos.”
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.
The Dan Marino Foundation and Panera Bread are teaming up for a campaign to help people with autism and their families.
It was a sweet day for Pro-Football Hall of Famer and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino as he accepted a check from Panera Bread for $25 thousand at the end of their Touchdown for Autism campaign.