Port Huron, MI (PressExposure) April 13, 2012 -- Salon PiZazz! now has blue hair extensions available for anyone wishing to wear them to celebrate National Autism Month. The extensions are available for a $10 donation that benefits Autism Speaks of St. Clair County (local offices of North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization).
Salon PiZazz! is located in downtown Port Huron at 104 Huron Avenue. Hair extensions are available without an appointment, through April 29, during the salon's normal business hours: Mondays 10-5, Tuesdays 9-6, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-7, Fridays 9-9, and Saturdays 8-4.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders - autism spectrum disorders - caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 110 children in North America is on the autism spectrum - a 600 percent increase in the past two decades that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis. For more information, contact Autism Speaks of St. Clair County, (810) 824-4359.
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed over $173 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org.