Local team is one of top fundraisers for Autism Speaks
When Brett Schommer was diagnosed with PDD/NOS on the Autism Spectrum in 2002, the world was still learning about autism. Only about one in 180 children back then were diagnosed with autism.
These days, popular knowledge of the disorder is drastically improved and awareness is better as well. Now, one in 88 children are diagnosed, and one in 54 boys are found with some form of autism.