My brother was diagnosed with autism when he was about 2-3 years old. It has changed my life as well as my family's lives. Think of this: kids without a mental disability turning age five on their birthday are happy and joyous and are writing down lists of what they want, looking everywhere for the perfect toys. Some kids with autism at age five don't even know what a birthday IS, let alone a birthday list. The numbers and facts are there: 1 out of every 10,000 children born ten years ago were diagnosed with autism. 1 out of every 500 children born 5 years ago got diagnosed. Today, 1 out of every 166 get diagnosed with autism and the numbers are STILL growing. It is time to take action, and many people have already gotten the memo. NBC's CEO's grandchild got diagnosed with autism so they have started a foundation called Autism Speaks. They also have products on the internet such as magnets and bracelets having to do with the missing puzzle piece. Did you know that Bill Gates had a form of Autism called Aspergers Syndrome? He did. Did you know that Tom Cruise also had a mental disability? He also did. The facts are there so take action.