LHS Autism Awareness Night

February 3, 2011

Lexington High School Special Education and The Prevention Group for Autism present...

LHS Autism Awareness Night

Mr. Basketball is here to help promote Autism Awareness.  The mascot will be handing out candy and socializing with fans and players on Saturday, February 5th during the girls and boys varsity basketball games.  Game times are 4:45pm and 6:30pm.  Feel free to give a high five or take a picture with Mr. Basketball.

Did you know

  • Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combines
  • Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States
  • Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism