April 2 represents World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), an initiative launched in 2007 to shine a spotlight on autism as a growing global health priority. In conjunction with this national day of awareness, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue for Autism” campaign.
It is an amazing site as thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the country come together by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Individuals are also encouraged to wear blue to support this important initiative.
According to Autism Speaks, 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
How to Get Involved
To make a difference on this special day, follow these guidelines from Autism Speaks:
Join the thousands of people across the world who wear blue in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Take the pledge today!
While you’re wearing blue, don’t forget to take a pic or selfie and post it using #LIUB.
4. Light your home or business blue!
Be counted among the many landmarks around the globe that are going blue on April 2! All you need is a blue Philips lightbulb which you can find at Home Depot. Lighting your home up blue? Register it with Autism Speaks here.
To learn more about Light It Up Blue for Autism go to www.autismspeaks.org/liub