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Bicentennial Tower at Dobbins Landing in Erie, PA lit up to spread autism awareness

How do you focus international attention on Autism? The Light It Up Blue campaign, sponsored by Autism Speaks, shines an international spotlight on the importance of autism education, research and support. On Tuesday, April 2, communities, schools, businesses and supporters around the world will join forces to increase autism awareness.

I’m excited to see the Erie community participate. The Bicentennial Tower will shine blue, our students and faculty will be wearing blue, and blue light bulbs will be shining at hundreds of residences and businesses through our community.

This movement stretches from Erie, PA to The Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, to the Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas to the world famous Sydney Opera House in Australia and to Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

There is still time to join us:

  • Purchase Autism Speaks blue light bulbs from your local Home Depot
  • Blue CFL bulbs from TCPI will be in most local Wal-Mart stores
  • Encourage your community leaders to light up landmarks
  • Wear blue to work
  • Light It Up blue on Facebook and Twitter

Join with me and call on President Obama and Congress to develop and implement a comprehensive national plan to address autism.  Sign the petition at http://bit.ly/WkqWcS

I hope this movement of support will continue to make autism a priority both nationally and internationally.

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