Just wanted to share with everybody my belated mommy's day gift. I got it done on Friday & it's in honor of our "little man" Ryan. He was diagnosed Thursday with Pervasive Developemental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). For those of you who do not know what that is....our son is on the Autism Spectrum. I hope you guys don't mind that I post some information regarding Autism. This was taken from the Autism Speaks Website....
Did you know…
1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism
1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum
67 children are diagnosed per day
A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes
More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism
Incidence vs. Private Funding
Leukemia: Affects 1 in 25,000 / Funding: $310 million
Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 20,000 / Funding: $175 million
Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 8,000 / Funding: $394 million
Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $130 million
Cool....looks great. I must say you are much more of an adventurous mom than I !!! A paper cut puts me over the edge...Was it painful to have done??
Yes..it was a little painful. but well worth it. The guys at the tattoo parlor kept telling me that because I'm "older" now my pain levels aren't the same anymore I had my last one done 8 years ago. I now have five .