Little Star Center celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Little Star Center posts stars for Autism Awareness Month.
Little Star Center posts stars for Autism Awareness Month.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Little Star Lafayette are posting stars outside to honor Autism Awareness Month. Children and therapists placed 68 stars outside of the center.

Each blue star represents typical children, while one gold star represented one child diagnosed with autism.

Executive director Mary Rosswurm said it’s important to raise awareness and let families know there is help.

“For families that are struggling with autism, there is help out there. There’s community programs available like this that they can use. They don’t have to walk alone. There’s people out there that can help,” said Rosswurm

In March, the Center for Disease Control increased the probably of a child being diagnosed with autism from one in 88 to one in 68.

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