Autism Speaks Alpha Xi Delta Listens
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.1 in 68 children has been identified with ASD in the United States, and it affects 5 times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of ASD has increased tenfold in the last decade. Unfortunately, there is no known cause or cure for ASD. That is why Alpha Xi Delta have partnered up with Autism Speaks to help find that missing puzzle piece for Autism.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of Autistic Spectrum Disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism, and to advocating for the needs of affected families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Vice Chairman, General Electric, and served as chief executive officer of NBC for more than twenty years. Autism Speaks has merged with both the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN), bringing together the nation's three leading autism advocacy organizations. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org