Light It Up Blue Kicks Off Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and an ambitious effort has been launched by Autism Speaks for a second straight year through its ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign. On April 1st and 2nd, buildings and well-known landmarks in over 120 cities across the United States and around the world will shine blue lights at night to raise awareness for autism. Additionally, people have been encouraged to wear blue clothing and apparel on both days as a show of their support. The Home Depot is even selling blue LED lights that homeowners can use to light up their homes.

Some notable landmarks that will be participating in the Light It Up Blue campaign include the Empire State Building in New York City, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio, the CN Tower in Toronto the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It’s nice to see Autism Speaks using its notoriety to create such a massive awareness campaign. However, let’s hope it translates into meaningful change that will benefit the millions of families directly affected by autism and not just something that makes everyone feel good for a couple of days.

Based on the buzz that’s been created thus far, it looks like ‘Light It Up Blue’ will go a long way in drawing much needed awareness and attention to autism in the month of April.

One Response to Light It Up Blue Kicks Off Autism Awareness Month

  1. BJ says:

    I was looking for a way to help people know what autism families dealing with. Autism Awareness is just the way. Thank you for let us share in the Light it Up Blue event here in Bismarck, ND. Great event for family to met other Families with autism in the center of their lives too.

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