Autism: Separating Fact from Fiction

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 36 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based to estimates from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Having a better understanding of whether a child has autism, and separating facts from fiction are important as the spotlight is placed on this often-misunderstood disorder. “It’s important to educate oneself to be able to dismiss widespread misinformation as that can lead to stress and anxiety that in the long run may be detrimental to both the parents, as well as the child’s health and future,”

Olden Polynice Gives Voice to Haitians and the Disabled

Former NBA player Olden Polynice overcame having a physical disability growing up and went on to play professional basketball for 17 years. Polynice has also become an Ambassador for the nation of Haiti and people living with disabilities. Polynice represented for the 31 Days Foundation in order to help expose the importance of people with disabilities gaining employment. “It’s all about bringing awareness to employers to hire individuals with disabilities no matter what the disability,” said Polynice. “Our belief is there’s a gem out there somewhere.” Polynice, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was appointed by the country’s President to promote