(KTVI) - One in 50 U.S. school kids has autism, according to a government survey. Health officials say it suggests doctors are diagnosing the autism spectrum more frequently. Research is ongoing but it takes money.
The national group, Autism Speaks, is always coming up with creative fund raising ideas, like building a bear.
Angela Dettmers from the group’s St. Louis chapter explained the event at the Build-A-Bear store in the St. Louis Galleria and how to be one of the first to buy the special bear.
The event takes place Thursday, March 21 at 3 p.m. The bears will arrive March 27 and $1 from each sale of the bear will be donated to Autism Speaks.