ROANOKE, Va. -

Autism isn't going away anytime soon.

One in 88 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that number could be as high as one in 50.
There are resources available for these kids, but not nearly enough, especially as they get older.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and there are several events happening in the Roanoke Valley this spring to help raise money for education and treatment at the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center.

Click here for a link to the events, including details about how Panera Bread is donating a portion of its profits to the BRAAC.