What Is Autism & Why The Color Blue?

Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically affects children between the ages in 18 months to five years of age. Autism currently affects 1 in every 88 children today. It is estimated there are almost 2 million people in the United States alone with autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at different levels of severity. Some people with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant one-on-one care, and are never able to live independently. While others who have less severe symptoms, can communicate, and eventually acquire the necessary skills to live on their own.

Blue is something Autism Speaks created in 2005. The premise behind blue is most children with autism are boys (1 out of every 5 are girls.) So they chose blue to represent autism.

Learn more about Autism from our friends at TACA when you click here.

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