To kick off Autism Awareness Month, the Ventnor-based non profit awareness group Blow Bubbles 4 Autism is encouraging local schools, groups and organizations to participate in the 12th Annual Blow Bubbles 4 Autism Day, Wednesday, April 1st.

 

Autism is a neurological disorder which affects one in 100 children in the USA. In New Jersey, it is one in 94.

The rate of autism in New Jersey has doubled in six years to one in 49 children — and one in 29 boys — an “epidemic increase” in a disorder that has confounded researchers for decades.
The group bills Blow Bubbles 4 Autism as a day to "spread bubbles of hope, awareness and acceptance for those who have autism.Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope and laughter. They bring people together. When we Blow Bubbles for Autism together, we create a new awareness of families facing autism".

Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG is joining in the bubble-blowing effort at Davenport Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township on Wednesday at 1:15pm. Davenport has a large population of students with autism.

I will be at Davenport to help with the festivities as close to 1000 students, faculty and parents are expected to join to show their support for the cause!

Listen for highlights from our visit to Davenport School for Blow Bubbles 4 Autism on the Lite Rock Morning Show with Eddie Davis.

You can contact Blow Bubbles 4 Autism for information on organizing your own Blow Bubbles event. Although the official kick-off day is April 1st, some bubble blowing events are scheduled for other times during the month.