SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, affecting an estimated 1 in 110 children. Since the 1970s, the United States has recognized April as "Autism Awareness Month," which serves as an opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
Remembered.com, the online memorial website, is supporting Autism Awareness Month by building awareness and donating $5 for every paid memorial website during the month of April. The social networking memorial site is always free for all family and friends to use to share the life and legacy of their loved ones.
Traditionally, newspaper obituaries, emails, and phone calls were the primary means of communication after the loss of a friend or family member. Remembered.com was among the first to incorporate social networking into the bereavement process. Now, anyone with a computer can easily create an online memorial and invite others via email or Facebook. Those notified can inform others, offer condolences, or make donations to the charity of the departed.
An online memorial can tell you more about a person's life and legacy than a headstone ever can. Thousands of people have created memorials to surround themselves virtually with others who can share fond memories and old photographs. An easy to share dedicated memorial website (e.g. http://johndoe.remembered.com) allows people to contribute pictures, comments, and condolences with each other from every corner of the world.
"We want to build awareness about the risks of heart disease," said Ivan Vias, Vice President of Marketing. "We feel this is a great way to help people spread the message of prevention."
To create a memorial, visit http://remembered.com/autism-awareness
For more information or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org