Tonight, prominent buildings across North America and the world, including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, will be “lit up blue” to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, which is Friday, April 2.
Children’s Care Hospital & School, which serves many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), will also be lit in blue this evening, and each evening during April in observance of Autism Awareness Month. We hope to raise awareness about this baffling disorder, which now affects an estimated one in 110 children in America.
On the last day of April, Children’s Care will hold its 3rd annual “Arms Around Autism” event, an open house with food, entertainment, and information regarding services for children with autism, including evaluations and appointments for free screenings. Mark your calendars for Arms Around Autism, Friday, April 30th, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Autism Speaks suggests these other ways to Light It Up Blue: