_ The 2018 Autism Awareness Superhero Fun Run presented by STA Strong Fitness:
April is Autism Awareness Month!
Autism now affects 1 in 68 children
Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls
About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood
Autism greatly varies from person to person (no two people with autism are alike)
The rate of autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years
Comorbid conditions often associated with autism include Fragile X, allergies, asthma, epilepsy, bowel disease, gastrointestinal/digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, PANDAS, feeding disorders, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders, immune disorders, autoimmune disorders, and neuroinflammation.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet most underfunded
A 2008 Danish Study found that the mortality risk among those with autism was nearly twice that of the general population
Children with autism do progress – early intervention is key
Autism is treatable, not a hopeless condition
In honor of Autism Awareness month join us for a 5k fun run decked out in your favorite superhero attire! Proceeds will benefit Fresno Autism Network (FAN) a local non profit organization who offer services to families affected by Autism.
There will be 2 race times to choose from 8:15am or 1:15 pm
-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information
Central NYC Stadium