On April 2, people all over the world will turn their lights blue for World Autism Awareness Day. By replacing their outdoor lights with blue tinted bulbs, places all over the world will shine a different color to support the journey of celebrating and sharing awareness for Autism.
So why do we “light it up blue”? In 2007, the World Health Organization passed a resolution to recognize Autism as a growing health concern. In 2010 Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization leading autism science and advocacy, adopted the idea of immersing the world in blue to show world support on World Autism Awareness Day.
Since 2007, places globally began to glow blue. Businesses such as Home Depot began carrying household light bulbs to allow the public to show their support. In fact, you can be a recipient of your own blue bulb if you attend our event at Liberty Elementary School on April 2 and are one of the first 100 families through the doors. Visit our prior post to learn more!
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