Autism Awareness Day

Apr 2, 2013

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

Lisa Goring, Vice-President of Family Services at the activist group called Autism Speaks, is asking Americans to change their white light bulbs to blue today. She is also asking Americans to sign a petition urging President Obama and Congress to develop a national plan to fight autism.

Goring says autism is now the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. The Governor's office says one in 88 Ohio children is diagnosed with autism. Medicaid currently covers 40 percent of Ohio's autistic population.