Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page (Team Bocker!). I am so very excited to be a part of the 7th Annual Albany Autism Society's Walk & 5K Run. This is a cause that is very important to me.
Please come join me September 12, 2010 in Central Park Schenectady from 8a.m. to noon. We will have so much fun!
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We at the Albany Autism Society are thrilled to have internationally known Bocker the Labradoodle (He's Pawtastic!) attend/participate as our special guest for our 7th annual Walk/ 5KRun event. He is one very caring Labradoodle, who is always willing to lend a helping paw!
For more more information on Bocker please visit his website http://www.bocker.tv Bocker’s Doodleand and his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bocker
Here is some information about Autism:
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.
Autism is the most common of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders, affecting an estimated 1 in 150 births (Centers for Disease Control Prevention, 2007). Roughly translated, this means as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism. And this number is on the rise.
Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at a startling rate of 10-17 percent per year. At this rate, the ASA estimates that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.
Autism knows no racial, ethnic, social boundaries, family income, lifestyle, or educational levels and can affect any family, and any child. And although the overall incidence of autism is consistent around the globe, it is four times more prevalent in boys than in girls.