Autism Awareness Day: Blue Ombre Manicure

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Provided for review. All opinions are honest and my own.

As a former substitute teacher, I have had to teach all types of children. And, this topic does bring back memories of people I have met throughout my life.

Here are some facts directly from autismspeaks.org:

Did you know …

  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

National Institutes of Health Funds Allocation

  • Total 2012 NIH budget: $30.86 billion

  • Of this, only $169 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.55% of total NIH funding.

Now, for those of you who don’t know what autism really means. Here’s a little snippet from the same website:

Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

So, to share my awareness, I did an ombre using (L-R) Essie Butler Please, Priti NYC Canterbury Bells, and LVX Tribute.

AutismOmbre

Provided for review. All opinions are honest and my own.

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