Every year on April 2nd, Autism organizations around the world observe the day with awareness programs and fundraisers.
The group Autism Speaks says this developmental disability affects one in every 88 children.
It also has no medical detection or cure.
The Empire State Building is also celebrating by lighting its tower blue in honor of the group Autism Speaks.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
By Emily Flitter and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their family members with participating in a scheme to get health benefits intended for the poor by lying about their income. The charges come against a backdrop of tense exchanges between Russia and the United States over law enforcement actions in both countries. Meanwhile, according to the charges, the family members had their housing costs paid for by the Russian government and spent "tens of thousands of dollars" on vacations, jewelry and luxury goods from stores like Swarovski and Jimmy Choo. "We are puzzled by the stovepiping of information to the media about accusations against Russian diplomatic mission officials in the U.S.," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Interfax news agency.
By Daniel Trotta DELTA, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - After her son shot five Amish schoolgirls to death in 2006, Terri Roberts could have gone into hiding to nurse her pain, like many parents of mass murderers have in the past. Drawing inspiration from the Amish who were so quick to forgive her son, Roberts, 62, has embraced the victims' families in return and now publicly tells her story about the power of forgiveness. On October 2, 2006, Charles Roberts, 32, took 10 Amish girls hostage in their one-room schoolhouse in rural Pennsylvania, lined them up and shot them in the head. Along with that, Terri Roberts herself became a victim, forced to confront life knowing that her son had committed such an atrocity.