April is Autism Awareness month and you’ll be hearing a lot about autism on my blog this month. My son, Evan (who just turned 11 the other day) has autism. He is the joy of my life. The sweetest, smartest, most fun little guy you’d ever want to meet and I am truly blessed to be his mommy.
As I said, the month of April is Autism Awareness Month and blue is the official color for autism awareness. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness day and “Light it up blue” is its slogan. Many businesses and buildings light their outside up blue for this. Read more about it’s history here.
When: April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day and all April long
Why: Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is unique. It’s a global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue.
- Homes & Neighborhoods
- Stores, Malls, Shopping Centers
- Places of Worship
- Colleges & Universities
- Buildings & Landmarks
- Public Structures
- Cultural Institutions
- Recreational Facilities
- Sports Arenas
- Media Outlets – TV, Radio & Online
Evan and I thank you!