If you're seeing a lot of blue in your area today, you're getting the message. Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and to bring attention to the world's fastest-growing developmental disability, landmarks around the world are being lit in blue as part of the Light It Up Blue campaign.
More children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) this year than with diabetes, cancer, and AIDS combined. And if recent numbers are any indication of where things are going, that number will skyrocket in the coming years. In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, we've combed through the latest research on the disorder to provide you with 11 things you need to know. Read on and get informed!