I am taking on a 30 mile bike ride to help the Eagles raise money for Autism. I may be able to drive a 4 wheeled car and I love to work out on my own 2 feet, but me on 2 wheels, it's not a pretty site! But this challenge for me is nothing compared to what parents and children go through on a daily basis with Autism. I am happy to take a couple of spills to help try and better the lives of so many families out there dealing with this disease. No donation is too small!! Thank you for your efforts!!!
Some facts about autism
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. This includes 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.
An estimated 50,000 teens with autism become adults – and lose school-based autism services – each year.
Around one third of people with autism remain nonverbal.
Around one third of people with autism have an intellectual disability.
Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism. They include gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and phobias.