April is Autism Awareness Month!

In 2007, the United Nations declared April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day. On this day, be sure to wear blue and look for important landmarks and university buildings lit up blue in support of raising awareness for those diagnosed with autism around the globe. Host a block party, change your porch lights to blue, or organize a fund-raiser!

World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health concern and aims to increase and develop world knowledge of autism. Global awareness of autism will lead to early diagnosis and early intervention. In the United States alone, approximately 1 in 88 children born is on the autism spectrum.

For more information about the Shine a Light on Autism Campaign and how to get involved, visit Autism Speaks and Light It Up Blue or The Arc of the US and AutismNOW.org.

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