Today is the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day. You may think autism is a relatively rare disorder, but one child in 88 is has with autism and for boys, it is one in 54. For a parent of a child diagnosed with autism, it brings many challenges. The disorder is not a single condition, but a spectrum of behavioral disorders. A child may be limited in what they can eat or wear. They are often prone to disruptive behavior in social setting and can leave their parents exhausted emotionally and economically.