Firefly Autism News and Information
Laugh Yourself Blue 2023 Recap
Thursday night, Denver’s highly anticipated event, Laugh Yourself Blue lit up the evening at The Denver Art Museum. Tears were shed, laughs were had, and lives were changed. At its 12th annual fundraising gala, Firefly Autism received $1.2 million and counting in funds benefiting individuals with autism, their families, and the local Denver community.
Increasing Prevalence of ASD
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. According to the CDC's 2023 data, approximately 1 in 36 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with ASD, and boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
Disabling Barriers Grants Firefly South $60,000
Disabling Barriers generously helped support the continuity of services Firefly Autism is able to provide in Southern Colorado. In February, Disabling Barriers donated $60,000 to Firefly South.