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Thursday, March 27, 2014

World Autism Awareness Day-April 2

Let's stand up together to raise awareness for Autism. 

Did you know an estimated 1 in 88 children are on the autism spectrum? The seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2014. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of autism and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention.

Light it up Blue

Iconic landmarks around the world Light It Up Blue in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day to show their support! In 2012, Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue campaign continued to raise awareness worldwide. Nearly 3000 structures in over 600 cities, 45 countries and on 6 continents illuminated in blue to shine a bright light on autism.
How can you light it up blue?
  • Change your light bulbs to blue ones (found at Home Depot) or use a blue filter
  • Wear blue clothing and encourage friends and family to do so as well
  • Host a fundraiser for Autism research
  • Use social media to Tweet, post photos and change statuses to blue pictures etc.
  • You can purchase merchandise HERE

Raise a Flag
Many schools and community centers will raise a flag to promote awareness on April 2. 
Autism on the Hill

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