Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mississippi group seeks to improve autism awareness

George Markline bounces up and down in the family's pool, one of his favorite places.
Autism was still not commonly known when Ashley Markline, 14, was diagnosed, but an estimated 19,000 Mississippi children -- including Ashley's younger brother -- now have been diagnosed with the disorder. A May 24 Walk for Autism Awareness is intended to make state residents more aware of the disorder. The Sun (Lowell, Mass.)

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