Study: Counties with more rainfall have higher autism rates; Theories include more pollutants, lack of vitamin D
An analysis of data from three states suggests that counties with higher precipitation levels also have higher autism rates, researchers report today. The scientists speculate that the precipitation itself, which might carry pollutants, or its possible consequences, such as increased TV-watching, decreased vitamin D levels or increased exposure to household chemicals, might trigger autism in … Read more
Growing up, my favorite golfer has been Ernie Els. Autism Speaks recently teamed up with the Els family to launch a new ad campaign, which an be seen here. To learn more about the Els familiy and their contributions to autism research and treatment, visit their website.
Help AutismUGA reach our fundraising goal by eating out next weekend! Saturday, April 18: Jason’s Deli: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, April 19: Barberito’s at 5 Points: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. ***You MUST mention that you are there for AutismUGA in order for us to receive proceeds*** Click here to download the coupon for Barberitos!
John Elder Robinson has lived most of his life without knowing he was on the autism spectrum. When he was in his 40s he found out that he has Asperger’s. He has a book out called “Look Me in the Eyes.” (It is buy one get the other one half off at Borders right now) … Read more
AutismUGA is having a percentage night at Ben and Jerry’s in downtown Athens (on College Ave) TONIGHT from 7-9. So be sure to stop by and get some YUMMY ice cream!
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has joined Autism Speaks in raising money for research and treatment, and is also providing families with great discounts on tickets! Until May 5, ticket prices will be $20 for adults and $15 for children (usually $26 for adults and $19.50 for children), and $5 from every purchase goes straight … Read more
Please join AutismUGA, as well as nations across the world, in observing April 2, 2009 as Autism Awareness Day http://www.worldautismawarenessday.org From the United Nations: On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, which declares April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity. This … Read more