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Raising autism awareness

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Black History Month and Women’s History Month have come and gone, and now the time has come to help raise awareness of autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month and, locally the second annual Hope of Autism 5k and Fun Run has been set for the last weekend of the month and will be held at Lincoln Parish Park.

Tiffany White, event organizer, said the Centers for Disease Control recently announced that autism has risen to 30 percent, meaning between 1 in 88 to 1 in 68 children are diagnosed.

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