Stars event postponed due to threat of rain

Due to the threat of rain this morning (Monday, April 7), Little Star Center has moved its autism awareness month event to Wednesday, April 9 instead of this morning.

On Wednesday, April 9 Little Star learners and professionals will be placing signs that demonstrate the impact of autism at Little Star Center facilities in Carmel and Lafayette.

  • Carmel Stars Placement by Learners                April 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Lafayette Stars Placement by Learners            April 9 at 2:30 p.m.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control announced updated autism prevalence rates. According to the CDC report, the prevalence rate for autism is now 1 in 68, which is an increase of over 30% from the 2008 CDC report of 1 in 88. A total of 68 stars will be placed: one yellow star for each child diagnosed with 67 surrounding blue stars for each unaffected child. 

The Stars are being placed in conjunction with the
Big Stars for Little Star program in recognition of April’s national autism awareness month.