Did you know that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Individuals with autism might have problems showing or talking about their feelings. They might also have trouble understanding other people's feelings. Many individuals with ASD are very sensitive to being touched and might not want to be held or cuddled. Self-stimulatory behaviors (flapping arms over & over) are common among individuals with ASD.

Well known actor, Dan Aykroyd, who starred in "Blue Brothers", "Great Outdoors" and "Ghost Busters" was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in the early 1980's after his wife convinced him to see a doctor. He's said that he has an obsession with ghosts and law enforcement, which led to the creation of "Ghost Busters". Aykroyd's career as an actor, writer and producer has spanned over 40 years.

The Kids & Dreams Foundation is focused on bringing more awareness to autism. This month we will be continuing to post about facts, stats, well known individuals with autism and other information to help spread the word! We hope you will take time to learn more about autism and remember that anything is possible so.......DREAM BIG!

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