For more information on autism and Light it up Blue,
please visit Autism Speaks.
We ladies (and gentlemen!) in the nail polish "community" are a pretty close group of people (usually) and while polishing our nails blue for World Autism Awareness Day might not "do" anything, it certainly might help to raise awareness. At least we can show our support. There are a LOT of us so let's do it!
Someone on FB had the great idea to do puzzle pieces too and I'm going to try it!!! Please show me your blue nails by posting a photo on my Facebook Page and if you have a blog, link it, Bay-Bee!
From Autism Speaks: "Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 88 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. Studies also show that autism is three to four times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States."