BAKER CURB RACING TEAMING UP WITH THE AUTISM SOCIETY TO PROMOTE AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH NASHVILLE, TN., (April 14, 2010) -- Baker Curb Racing announced today that they are proud to be teaming up with the Autism Society to help promote Autism ...
BAKER CURB RACING TEAMING UP WITH THE AUTISM SOCIETY TO PROMOTE AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
NASHVILLE, TN., (April 14, 2010) -- Baker Curb Racing announced today that they are proud to be teaming up with the Autism Society to help promote Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon will adorn the hood of Scott Lagasse Jr.'s No. 43 Ford Fusion this Saturday, April 17 for the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway and again next Saturday, April 24, in the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
"I was able to carry the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon on my car last year and I'm honored to be able to do it again this year," said Lagasse Jr. "I hope that by creating awareness about the disability throughout the NASCAR community we can help increase support for Autistic children and their families and make a difference in their lives."
Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disability that typically appears during the first two years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.
In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.