Did you know…
- Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States
- Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
Autism costs the nation over $126 billion per year, but receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.
Autism Speaks U UMD was established for the purpose of raising Autism awareness to our campus and community, raising funds for Autism research, and advocating for political reform for Autism policy issues pertaining to diagnosis and treatment.
We will be discussing future events and opportunities to get involved at our first meeting. Also, since we are a new organization, we still have board member positions open! This is a great opportunity if you want some leadership experience!
When: Wednesday, February 12th
Where: Jimenez, room 2122
What time: 7:30 pm
Interested? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add you to our listserv!