Light it Up Blue: World Autism Awareness Day
Today is the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness Day! The Light it Up Blue Campaign is meant to spread awareness about Autism and you can, too, if you Light it Up Blue!
What is World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue?
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), observed on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority. Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Individuals everywhere wear blue in honor of our community.
Light It Up Blue
-Spreads awareness and understanding of autism
-Celebrates and honors the unique talents and skills of people with autism
-Brings attention to the needs of all people with autism