Digital Media Project

Hi guys! To be honest, right now, I’m a bit frusrated. I’m not sure how I want to look at my project exactly or how to go about it. I’m thinking I will connect with the Autism Awareness group here on campus and get some interviews with them and obviously I have my service learning experience but, I’m just not sure how exactly I want to mold this.

Anyways, I stumbled across this website and it really intriguing to me.

This is a statistic from the website, “Prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68). (CDC, 2014) Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability”. (CDC, 2008)

It’s so interesting to me as to how these cases are becoming so much more common. There are many arguments as to why this is. One is that the vaccinations children receive at a young age are causing this. This argument is formed around the fact that the symptoms for autism usually start to kick in around the same time that children receive their first round of vaccinations. The other argument is that people are becoming more aware and are recognizing the symptoms more efficiently. Hopefully, this is the case.

Do you guys have any ideas of how I should narrow my project down? I feel like I have a very wide range of ways that I could go with this.

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