How Are You Going To Light It Up Blue?

Light it up blue for my sonWhat are you going to do to shine a light on autism? Each April 2nd we celebrate Light It Up Blue in commemoration of the United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. This is a unique global initiative that kicks off Autism Awareness month and helps raise awareness about autism.

sydney-opera-house1Last year more than 8,400 buildings and landmarks on all 7 continents illuminated bright blue on the evening of April 2nd. Locally the Bicentennial Tower and Mercyhurst University went blue. As I drove throughout our community it was amazing the number of families who changed their white porch lights to blue.

light-it-up-2You can register your participation with Light It Up Blue (link) and upload your photos of participation to the LIUB photo gallery. At the BNI we will be taking a Wear It Blue group photo of our students and faculty. I am going to turn my Facebook and Twitter profiles blue as a quick way to show my support for the program. Please share ways that you are showing your support for Autism Awareness Day and Month.

 

 

Fun Ideas:

  • #LIUB your photos and comments on FB and Twitter
  • Incorporate blue in your attire (blue scarf, shirt)
  • Add the LIUB logo to your website
  • Register for a local community autism awareness event

 

 

 

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