April is National Autism Awareness Month, a time to bring attention and acceptance to those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism. Autism touches many of our lives with children being diagnosed all the time, according to recent studies, "an estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States." And of course it's not just you, me and our neighbors whose lives are effected by autism, celebrities are in the mix as well. One wonderful side effect about being famous is that you can bring much needed attention to a cause. Here are seven celebrity parents are fighting for more resources, attention and action in the name of autism. - By Sunny Chanel
Football legend Dan Marino stated the Dan Marino Foundation in 1992 with the mission "open doors toward independence for children and young adults with autism and special needs by creating awareness and opportunities." He and his wife Claire began their work in helping those with autism after their own son Michael Marino was diagnosed at the age of two. You can read more about the DMF right here.
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