World Autism Awareness Day today
PITTSBURGH - KDKA-AM will host a call center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to recognize World Autism Awareness Day.
The number for listeners to call is (412) 353-1135.
The center will be staffed with parents, therapists, psychologists and resource providers coordinated locally through Autism Speaks Pittsburgh. The staff will answer questions and provide resources to listeners seeking information on autism. Hosts will incorporate expert interviews to address the rising numbers of autism cases. Additional information on World Autism Awareness Day and the call center can be found at KDKA.com/Autism.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported one in 68 children in the United States fall in the autism spectrum.