Today is National Autism Awareness Day. As the mom of an autistic child this is a very important day for me. Awareness is the greatest defense we have in this battle. New advances are being made every day. Everything from ABA therapy to B12 shots are helping our children to lead more normal lives. Autism affects 1 out of every 150 children today and as high as 1 out of every 94 boys. Most of you either have or know someone affected by autism. If you do not you probably will in the near future. This is a horrible epidemic that is stealing our children from us. For more information and early warning signs you can visit www.autismspeaks.org .