If you see a blue hue over your town this weekend it’s not because there’s a blue moon. It’s Light It Up Blue, an event intiated by Autism Speaks to support World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd. On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day.
As the mom of a special needs child this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart as well as my children. Our town is suggesting that kids wear blue to school on Monday since this is happening over a weekend. My darling daughter not only thought this was a great idea but asked me to e-mail her teacher so that she could suggest it to the entire class and explain to everyone what autism is.
Please take a moment to visit the Light It Up Blue site http://www.lightitupblue.org to learn how you can become involved and raise awareness.