What 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.
Last 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.
You 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.
- #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