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"One in 11,000 children will perform on Broadway"

bwaylvsong
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Has anyone else seen that commercial (about Autism awareness)? I get the point, but how on earth did they come up with a figure like that?!
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I haven't seen this particular one, but the thing is I think they are talking about all childern. Not just the ones who want to perform on Broadway. As to how they get the figures, I have no clue, but I am also curious.
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That's a lot higher than I would have thought, really.
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I wonder if they just added up all the kids who've ever performed on Broadway (Annie, Miss Saigon, Les Miz, the King and I, Oliver, Billy Elliot, etc...) and the number of people under 18 in that same time frame and did the math from there. It sounds like it could be figured out so many ways...and with many different outcomes!
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bwaylvsong
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Seriously- out of children in America? Children in the world? All people (everyone was a child once!) in America? All people in the world? Or is it just out of everyone who auditions for a Broadway show? Not all children want to perform on Broadway or even know what it is!
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It's not suppose to be scientific....just a comparison of how incredibly Autism is...and how many children are affected by it.

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68.3% of all statistics are just made up anyway.
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I could have sworn it was 72.8%

re: 'One in 11,000 children will perform on Broadway'
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Some people sure can find some ridiculous things to get their knickers all twisted up about.
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bwaylvsong
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Lol my knickers aren't exactly twisted up; I was just curious as to how that number was attained, and figured someone here might have some insight.