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Over 1000 Buildings Join the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue Campaign to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month

Iconic Buildings and Landmarks in Over 180 U.S. Cities and 30 Countries Around the World will Shine a Bright Blue Light on Autism

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April,1 2011) – Tonight, Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, will kick-off its 2nd annual Light It Up Blue (LIUB) campaign – a unique global initiative to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and help raise funds and awareness of autism as a growing public health crisis.

More than 1000 structures in over 180 U.S. cities and 30 countries will join Autism Speaks to shine a bright light on autism. Iconic landmarks around the world – including the Empire State Building and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, the Willis Tower in Chicago, Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, along with the Niagara Falls and CN Tower in Canada, Gano Bhabon, the Official Residence of the Prime Minister and hundreds of other buildings in Bangladesh, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil and the Sydney Opera House in Australia – as well as airports, bridges, museums, concert halls, schools/universities, restaurants, and retail stores, will light up in bright blue this evening to help kick off Autism Awareness Month and celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

The public can actively participate in LIUB by supporting the campaign virtually with the launch of a free Light It Up Blue iPhone App and new Build a Blue Website. The LIUB app is available at the iTunes Store and allows users to become part of this global initiative by turning their own pictures blue with a choice of five different style frames. Users are encouraged to upload the photos to the live stream on LightItUpBlue.org. In an effort to help raise much needed funds for research, participants can also Build a Blue Website and ask friends and family to support Autism Speaks by making a donation to their personal page.

To coincide with the campaign, Autism Speaks launched a new 30 second PSA starring 5th graders from Pelham, N.Y., singing an original song composed by one of their classmates for LIUB. The PSA debuted the week of March 21 on broadcast and cable television and SiriusXM satellite radio and is live on AutismSpeaks.org. As part of its ongoing, award-winning public service ad campaign, to promote autism awareness and encourage participation in the LIUB initiative, Autism Speaks has once again produced web banners that can be downloaded for free.

Individuals interested in finding fun and creative ways to participate in LIUB should visit LightItUpBlue.org. The website provides a number of ideas from hosting autism-themed gatherings to viewings of autism-themed films and TV programs to wearing the Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin or by purchasing specially marked blue light bulbs and LED lanterns sold exclusively at Home Depot to light the exterior of your house. The site also accepts donations to fund autism awareness and research efforts.

“We are very grateful to these landmark buildings, and dedicated corporate, retail and media partners for illuminating blue tonight to support World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month,” says Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks. “Tonight, our message of autism awareness will certainly reach millions of people around the world as we light the skies like a beacon of hope for all those affected by this public health crisis.”

The following Autism Speaks corporate and retail partners will Light It Up Blue by raising autism awareness in stores starting on April 1 and 2:

Toys“R”Us
Casey's General Stores
Build-A-Bear
Dollar General
etnies
FelCor Lodging Trust
Gaylord Hotels
LAMAR Digital Media
Lindt
The Home Depot
White Castle
Zappos
Zale Corporation
Bergdorf Goodman
Bloomingdale's
Coldwater Creek
Elizabeth Arden
Lord & Taylor
Neiman Marcus
Nest Fragrances
Ralph Lauren
Scentsy
The NBC Experience Store
T.J. Maxx
Walgreens

Participating National Buildings include:

ALABAMA
Alpha Xi Delta at Auburn University - Auburn, AL
RSA Battle House Tower - Mobile, AL

ARKANSAS
Big Dam Bridge - Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas and Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

ARIZONA
Brookline University - Phoenix, AZ
Scottsdale Fashion Square - Scottsdale, AZ

CALIFORNIA
Alliant International Unviersity - LA Campus - Alhambra, CA
University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
Doubletree Suites by Hilton - Doheny Beach - Dana Point, CA
Universal Studios Hollywood - Hollywood, CA
Corner Store (Cherry/Broadway) - Long Beach, CA
Edible Arrangements - Long Beach, CA
Hot Java - Long Beach, CA
LB Skate - Long Beach, CA
Park Pantry - Long Beach, CA
Rite Aid (211 Cherry Ave.) - Long Beach, CA
The Den Salon (300 w. Ocean) - Long Beach, CA
Tincher Elementary School - Long Beach, CA
UPS Store (3350 E.7th St.) - Long Beach, CA
CBS Television City - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, CA
Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE - Los Angeles, CA
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE - Los Angeles, CA
STAPLES Center - Los Angeles, CA
University of California - Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Alpha Xi Delta at California State University - Northridge, CA
Chapman University - Orange, CA
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego - San Diego, CA
City Hall of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Alpha Xi Delta at San Jose State University - San Jose, CA
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (All 41 locations throughout the U.S) - San Luis Obispo, CA
Trusela's Restaurant - San Pedro, CA
CBS Studio Center - Studio City, CA
Denver City & County Building - Denver, CO
University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital - Denver, CO

CONNECTICUT
Saint Vincent's Medical Center - Bridgeport, CT
Fairfield College Preparatory School - Fairfield, CT
Fairfield Country Day School - Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University - Fairfield, CT
Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT
Hilton Hartford - Hartford, CT
Milford Financial Center - Milford, CT
Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, CT
Town of Simsbury, CT - Simsbury, CT
JP Morgan Chase Bank - Southport, CT
University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

WASHINGTON D.C.
Madame Tusseaud's - Washington, DC

FLORIDA
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island - Amelia Island, FL
Mass Mutual/LINQ Financial Group - Coral Gables, FL
Alpha Xi Delta at Stetson University - DeLand, FL
Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nationwide Laboratory Services - Fort Lauderdale, FL
OceanLED - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Telemundo Headquarters - Hialeah, FL
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, FL
Metropolitan Hospital - Miami , FL
Miami Tower - Miami , FL
The Port of Miami - Miami , FL
West Gables Hospital - Miami , FL
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
Amway Center - Orlando, FL
City Hall of Orlando, FL - Orlando, FL
Universal Studios Orlando - Orlando, FL
Colony Hotel - Palm Beach, FL
Lydian Bank & Trust - Palm Beach, FL
The Mar-A-Lago Club - Palm Beach, FL
Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, FL
Sun Trust Building – Tampa, FL
B.B. Kings Restaurant & Blues Club - West Palm Beach, FL
Blue Martini - West Palm Beach, FL
Brewzzi's - West Palm Beach, FL
Centennial Square - West Palm Beach, FL
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - West Palm Beach, FL
City Place Fountains - West Palm Beach, FL
City Place South Tower - West Palm Beach, FL
Il Bellagio CityPlace - West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Fountain - West Palm Beach, FL
MorseLife - The Premier Provider of Senior Care - West Palm Beach, FL
Muvico Parisian - West Palm Beach, FL
Napleton's West Palm Beach Hyundai - West Palm Beach, FL
News Channel 5 - West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Convention Center - West Palm Beach, FL
Ragtops Antique Museum - West Palm Beach, FL
Sloans Ice Cream - West Palm Beach, FL
Taverna Opa - West Palm Beach, FL
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Delaware - Wilton Manors, FL
Costa d' Este Beach Resort - Vero Beach, FL

GEORGIA
Alpha Xi Delta at Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
Alpha Xi Delta at Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel - Atlanta, GA
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Largest Dinosaur Exhibit in the World will light blue) - Atlanta, GA
Fox Theatre Marquee - Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
Kennedy Krieger Institute - Atlanta, GA
Marcus Autism Center - Atlanta, GA
Metropolis Condominium - Atlanta, GA
Sweet Auburn Bread - Atlanta, GA
Viewpoint Condominium - Atlanta, GA
YEAH! Burger - Atlanta, GA
Alpha Xi Delta at University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA
City of Douglasville, GA - Douglasville, GA
Douglasville Public Safety and Municipal Court Building - Douglasville, GA
Freedom Island Gateway - Douglasville, GA
O'Neall Plaza Fountain - Douglasville, GA
Alpha Xi Delta at Southern Polytechnic State University - Marietta, GA
Band Shell, Forsyth Park - Savannah, GA

HAWAII
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa - Lahaina, HI

IOWA
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA
Davenport Skybridge - Davenport, IA
Walgreens Store Readerboards (15 stores in the Quad Cities) - Davenport, IA
Casey's General Stores (1600 stores will frost cookies blue for month of April) - Des Moines, IA
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
City of Storm Lake, IA - Storm Lake, IA

IDAHO
Alpha Xi Delta at Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID

ILLINOIS
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Illinois - Champaign, IL
181 West Madison - MB Real Estate - Chicago, IL
227 W. Monroe - Chicago, IL
444 N Wells - Chicago, IL
525 W. Monroe - Chicago, IL
676 Restaurant - Chicago, IL
900 N. Michigan Ave. - Chicago, IL
Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier - Chicago, IL
City Hall of Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL
Coco Pazzo Restaurant - Chicago, IL
Des Plaines Casino - Chicago, IL
Discovery Center - Chicago, IL
Heller International Building - Chicago, IL
Hilton Chicago - Chicago, IL
House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Lasalle Wacker - Chicago, IL
Lone Star Steakhouse - Chicago, IL
Merchandise Mart - Chicago, IL
Nibbles Play Café - Chicago, IL
Northwestern University - Chicago, IL
One Financial Place - Chicago, IL
One North Wacker Drive - Chicago, IL
One South Dearborn - Chicago, IL
Palmer House Hotel - Chicago, IL
Piccolo Sogno - Chicago, IL
Reid Murdoch - Chicago, IL
Ruth's Chris Steak House (Chicago, Barrington & Northbrook Locations) - Chicago, IL
Smurfit-Stone Building - Chicago, IL
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago - Chicago, IL
Underground Night Club - Chicago, IL
Union Tower - Chicago, IL
Water Tower - Chicago, IL
Willis Tower - Chicago, IL
Wrigley Building - Chicago, IL
Kohl's Children's Museum - Glenview, IL
Longwood Elementary School - Glenwood, IL
Kane County - Kane County, IL
Wonder Works - Oak Park, IL
Village of Plainfield – Plainfield, OH
Village of Rosemont Fountain - Rosemont, IL
Village of South Elgin, IL - South Elgin, IL
Governor Pat Quinn (Sec. of St. Howlett Building) - Springfield , IL

INDIANA
Alpha Xi Delta at Indiana University - Indiana University, IN
Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity Headquarters - Indianapolis, IN
Saint Mary's College - Notre Dame, IN
Indiana State University - Terre Haute, IN
Vigo County Courthouse - Terre Haute, IN
Alpha Xi Delta at Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
KANSAS
T-REX Café - Kansas City, KS
Alpha Xi Delta at Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Johnson County Community College - Overland Park, KS
University of Kansas Edwards Campus - Overland Park, KS

MASSACHUSETTS
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts First Annual National Convention - Boston, MA
Boston Marriott Copley Place - Boston, MA
Bunker Hill Community College - Boston, MA
Champions Boston - Boston, MA
Cheers Boston - Boston, MA
Fairmont Battery Wharf - Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital/Lurie Family Autism Center/LADDERS - Boston, MA
Prudential Tower - Boston, MA
State Capitol of Massachusetts - Boston, MA
TD Garden - Boston, MA
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy - Boston, MA
Fenway Park - Boston, MA
Nantucket Cottage Hospital - Nantucket, MA
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield , MA
West Springfield Town Common - West Springfield, MA
Alpha Xi Delta at Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA
UMASS Medical School - Worcester, MA

MARYLAND
City Hall of Baltimore, MD - Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD
Archdiocese of Washington Department of Special Needs Ministries - Landover Hills, MD
Gaylord National Hotel - National Harbor, MD
Discovery Communications - Silver Spring, MD

MICHIGAN
Alpha Xi Delta at Alma College - Alma, MI
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Alpha Xi Delta at Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI
Alpha Xi Delta at Marquette University - Marquette, MI
St. Clair County Community Mental Health - Port Huron, MI

MINNESOTA
LaSalle Tower - Minneapolis, MN

MISSOURI
Metro Lighting Brentwood Promenade - Brentwood, MO
Alpha Xi Delta at Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO
Carthage Courthouse - Carthage, MO
University of Missouri at Columbia - Columbia, MO
Community Christian Church - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Downtown Marriott - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
New Horizon Dental Care - Saint Peters, MO
Green County Courthouse - Springfield, MO
Randy Bacon Photography Studio + Gallery - Springfield, MO
Big Brothers Big Sisters Building in Grand Center - St. Louis, MO
City Garden Fountain - St. Louis, MO
Government Hill Fountain - St. Louis, MO
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. - St. Louis, MO
Lighting Associates - St. Louis, MO
Lumen Event Space - St. Louis, MO
Maryland Park West - St. Louis, MO
Missouri History Museum - St. Louis, MO
Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum - St. Louis, MO
St. Louis - Lambert International Airport - St. Louis, MO
The Chase Park Plaza - St. Louis, MO
The Civil Courts Building - St. Louis, MO
Tower Grove Park Ruins - St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

MONTANA
Montana State Capitol Building - Helena, MT
Missoula International Airport - Missoula, MT

NORTH CAROLINA
Appalachian University - Boone, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Hospitals - Chapel Hill, NC
Bank of America Plaza - Charlotte, NC
Duke Energy - Charlotte, NC
Melting Pot Restaurant - Charlotte, NC
NASCAR Hall of Fame - Charlotte, NC
Piedmont Natural Gas - Charlotte, NC
The Melting Pot of Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
TIAA Cref - Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
Zoe's Kitchen - Charlotte, NC
Earnheardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates - Concord, NC
Alpha Xi Delta at Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC
Elon University - Elon, NC
Frankie and Louie's - Harrisburg, NC
Porter Ridge High School - Indian Trail, NC
Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant - Monroe, NC

NEBRASKA
Nebraska State Capitol Building - Lincoln, NE

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Alpha Xi Delta at University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH

NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City Outlets, The Walk - Atlantic City, NJ
Hilton Casino Resort - Atlantic City, NJ
Willie the Woodsman & Wife - Audubon, NJ
Vine Restaurant - Basking Ridge, NJ
Newmark School - Bernardsville, NJ
Penguin Ice Cream - Bernardsville, NJ
The Bernard's Inn - Bernardsville, NJ
Caldwell College - Caldwell, NJ
Cooper University Hospital - Camden, NJ
New Meadowlands Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
Far Hills Country Day School - Far Hills, NJ
REED Academy - Garfield, NJ
Edberg Marketing - Hoboken, NJ
Alpha Xi Delta at Rider University - Lawrenceville, NJ
Porterhouse Restaurant - Montvale, NJ
Official Residence of the Governor of New Jersey - Drumthwacket - Princeton, NJ
Sun National Bank Center - Trenton, NJ
Uproot Restaurant - Warren, NJ
New Jersey Turnpike Authority - Woodbridge, NJ

NEVADA
Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
New York-New York Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV

NEW YORK
Ben & Jerry's on Lark Street - Albany, NY
University at Albany - SUNY - Albany, NY
Albertus Magnus High School - Bardonia, New York
Rockland County PBA - Blauvelt, NY
Bronx Lebanon Hospital - Bronx, NY
Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY
CUNY Kingsborough Community College - Brooklyn, NY
Peace Bridge Authority - Buffalo, NY
Alpha Xi Delta at Cornell University - Cornell, NY
Oasis Westchester - Dobbs Ferry, NY
Mets Citi Field - Flushing Meadows, NY
Colgate University - Hamilton, NY
Zumtobel Lighting Inc. - Highland, NY
Graphitek Inc. - Hoosick Falls , NY
Men On The Move Moving & Self-Storage Companies - Huntington Station, NY
Delta Airlines at John F. Kennedy International Airport - Jamaica, NY
St. John's University - Jamaica, NY
Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building - Mineola, NY
30 Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck - New York, NY
37 Apartments Corporation - New York, NY
50 West 67th Street, Inc - New York, NY
7 World Trade Center - New York, NY
9 Restaurant - New York, NY
Abe & Arthur's Restaurant - New York, NY
Air Pegasus - New York, NY
Autism Speaks NYC Headquarters - 1 E. 33rd St. - New York, NY
Barclays Capital - New York, NY
Bergdorf Goodman - New York, NY
Bloomingdale's - New York, NY
Bobo - New York, NY
Brooklyn Borough Hall - New York, NY
Chelsea Piers - New York, NY
Coldwater Creek - New York, NY
Con Edison Building - New York, NY
Cucina & Co. at Rockefeller Center - New York, NY
Douglas Elliman Property Management - New York, NY
Elizabeth Arden - New York, NY
Empire State Building - New York, NY
FUSE Networks - New York, NY
Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant - New York, NY
Google New York - New York, NY
Hard Rock Café - New York, NY
Hunter College - New York, NY
Lord & Taylor (47 Nationwide Stores) - New York, NY
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
Magnolia Bakery (All 4 NYC Locations) - New York, NY
McCarton School - New York, NY
NBC Experience Store - New York, NY
Neiman Marcus - New York, NY
New York Stock Exchange - New York, NY
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and its Institute for Brain Development (Opening 2012) - New York, NY and Westchester, NY
Num Pang - New York, NY
NYU Langone Medical Center - New York, NY
Oasis Day Spa at the Affinia Dumont Hotel - New York, NY
Oasis on Park - New York, NY
Otto - New York, NY
Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY
Ralph Lauren Men's - New York, NY
Ralph Lauren Women's & Home - New York, NY
The River Café- New York, NY
Rock Center Café - New York, NY
Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto - New York, NY
SL Green Realty, 1515 Broadway - New York, NY
The Centurion - New York, NY
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - New York, NY
The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center - New York, NY
Thomson Reuters Building - New York, NY
Trump Soho New York - New York, NY
Walgreens Jumbotron - New York, NY
Grand Hyatt New York Hotel - New York , NY
Ben's Jewelers - Pearl River, NY
City of Pearl River - Pearl River, NY
D&D Interior Design - Pearl River, NY
Danu Gallery - Pearl River, NY
Defiant Brewing Company - Pearl River, NY
Hair Performance - Pearl River, NY
Happy Nail Salon - Pearl River, NY
Joe and Joe Restaurant - Pearl River, NY
Kwan Thai Restaurant - Pearl River, NY
Louie's on the Avenue - Pearl River, NY
Luigi O'Grady's Deli & Catering - Pearl River, NY
Madelynrose - Pearl River, NY
Mel's Army and Navy - Pearl River, NY
Munnos Deli & Catering - Pearl River, NY
Peckman's Wine & Liquors - Pearl River, NY
Pete's Barber Shop - Pearl River, NY
Pizza City - Pearl River, NY
Quality Graphics - Pearl River, NY
Shop Rite of Pearl River - Pearl River, NY
Steve's Dart Lounge - Pearl River, NY
The Toy Box - Pearl River, NY
Greystone Programs Inc. - Poughkeepsie , NY
Marist College - Poughkeepsie , NY
John F. Kennedy International Airport - Queens, NY
University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Alpha Xi Delta at Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
Shop Rite of White Plains - White Plains, NY
Mr. Carmelo Custom Tailoring - Pearl River, NY
Prudential Joyce Realty - Pearl River, NY
St. John's University - Staten Island, NY

NORTH DAKOTA
Essentia Health - 32nd Avenue Campus - Fargo, ND

OHIO
Alpha Xi Delta at Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Mount Union - Alliance , OH
Alpha Xi Delta at Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH
Fountain Square - Cincinnati, OH
Rowe Building - Cincinnati, OH
200 Public Square (BP Building) - Cleveland, OH
City Hall of Cleveland, OH - Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Browns Stadium - Cleveland, OH
Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame - Cleveland, OH
Terminal Tower - Cleveland, OH
Nationwide Children's Hospital - Columbus, OH
Alpha Xi Delta at Defiance College - Defiance, OH
Alpha Xi Delta at Kent State University - Kent, OH
Alpha Xi Delta at Marietta College - Marietta , OH
20 Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar - Milford, OH
Ally Beads - Milford, OH
American Cornhole - Milford, OH
By Golly's - Milford, OH
Enchanted Moments - Milford, OH
Henehan Animal Hospital - Milford, OH
Kirk and Company Jewelers - Milford, OH
LTD Landscapes - Milford, OH
Michaelson Homes - Milford, OH
Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce - Milford, OH
Milford Printers - Milford, OH
Ms. Cheri's Donuts & More - Milford, OH
Primitive Gatherings - Milford, OH
Roads Rivers and Trails - Milford, OH
Row House Gallery - Milford, OH
Skyline Chili - Milford, OH
Stylin on Main - Milford, OH
Switzer Arms - Milford, OH
That Shop in Milford - Milford, OH
The Main Solution - Milford, OH
The Tea Room - Milford, OH
Toomey Natural Foods - Milford, OH
Miami University - Oxford - Oxford, OH
Palate Restaurant - Strongsville, OH
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Toledo - Toledo, OH
John Carroll University - University Heights, OH
Wickliffe City Hall- Coulby Mansion - Wickliffe, OH
Alpha Xi Delta at Youngstown State University - Youngstown, OH

OKLAHOMA
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

OREGON
Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, OR
Portland Aerial Tram - Portland, OR

PENNSYLVANIA
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. - Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College - Allentown, PA
Bartram House Bakery - Canonsburg, PA
Canon McMillan High School - Canonsburg, PA
Canonsburg Borough - Perry Como Statue - Canonsburg, PA
Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley - Center Valley, PA
Darby Fire Company - Darby, PA
Foundations Behavioral Health - Doylestown, PA
Bicentennial Tower - Erie, PA
Gateway High School - Monroeville, PA
New Story School - Monroeville, PA
Spinola's Bake Shop - Murrysville, PA
Benjamin Franklin Bridge - Philadelphia, PA
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Cira Tower - Philadelphia, PA
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penns Landing - Philadelphia, PA
One Liberty Place - Philadelphia, PA
PECO Energy Building - Philadelphia, PA
The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Allegheny County Executive Office & Courthouse - Pittsburgh, PA
Canon McMillan High School - Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Science Center - Pittsburgh, PA
David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne Incline - Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA
Fifth Avenue Place/Highmark Building - Pittsburgh, PA
Grant Street Transportation Center - Pittsburgh, PA
KDKA Radio Station - Pittsburgh, PA
Panera Bread (30 locations in Pittsburgh) - Pittsburgh, PA
PITT OHIO Trucking Company Headquarters - Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh City Council - Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Penguins and CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
PNC Park - Pittsburgh, PA
Port Authority - Mon Incline - Pittsburgh, PA
The Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA
The Day School at the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Southwood Psychiatric Hospital - Pittsburgh , PA
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
The Bachman Company Headquarters - Wyomissing, PA

SOUTH CAROLINA
Furman University - Greenville, SC
Hubbell Lighting Headquarters - Greenville, SC
NEXT Innovation Center Building - Greenville, SC
Riverplace Office Building - Greenville, SC
The Westin Poinsett – Greenville - Greenville, SC
BMW Zentrum Museum - Greer, SC
West Columbia City Hall - West Columbia, SC

SOUTH DAKOTA
Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls, SD
Alpha Xi Delta at University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD

TENNESSEE
Warren County Courthouse/ Downtown - McMinnville, TN
Christian Brothers University - Memphis, TN
Rutherford County Courthouse - Murfreesboro, TN
Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN
State Capitol of Tennessee - Nashville, TN
The Parthenon - Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University Medical School - Vanderbilt, TN

TEXAS
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Texas - Austin, TX
American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Alpha Xi Delta at Texas Wesleyan University - Fort Worth, TX
The Comfort Suites North Fossil Creek - Fort Worth, TX
Gaylord Texan Hotel - Grapevine, TX
City Hall of Houston, TX - Houston, TX
First Choice Emergency Rooms (12 Locations throughout Texas) - Houston, TX
JP Morgan Chase Tower - Houston, TX
PM Realty Group - 1000 Main - Houston, TX
Richardson High School - Richardson, TX
San Antonio Airport Hilton - San Antonio, TX
Tower of the Americas - San Antonio, TX
Alpha Xi Delta at Texas State University - San Marcos, TX

VIRGINIA
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Total Wine & More (8 Locations throughout VA) - Alexandria, VA
Alpha Xi Delta at Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA
Mary Baldwin College - Staunton, VA
Lindsay Volkswagon of Dulles - Sterling, VA
TMA Resources Inc. - Vienna, VA

WASHINGTON
Alpha Xi Delta at Eastern Washington University - Cheney, WA
Washington Governor's Mansion - Olympia, WA
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Pacific Science Center - Seattle, WA
Qwest Field - Seattle, WA
The Children's Museum, Seattle - Seattle, WA
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Whitman College - Walla Walla, WA

WISCONSIN
Levi Leonard Elementary School - Evansville, WI
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse - La Crosse, WI
Alpha Xi Delta at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - Madison, WI
Mitchell Park Conservatory - Milwaukee, WI
Alpha Xi Delta at Carroll University - Waukesha, WI

WEST VIRGINIA
Alpha Xi Delta at Bethany College - Bethany, WV
Alpha Xi Delta at Marshall University - Huntington, WV
Alpha Xi Delta at University of West Virginia - Morgantown, WV

International Buildings Participating

ANTIGUA ISLAND
St. John's Cathedral - St. John's, Antigua Island

ARGENTINA
National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Obelisk of Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Miguel de Tucumán - Tucumán, Argentina

AUSTRALIA
Elder Park Fountain - Adelaide, Australia
Pinky Flat Fountain - Adelaide, Australia
Rundle Mall Canopy - Adelaide, Australia
Brisbane City Hall - Brisbane, Australia
King George Square - Brisbane, Australia
Federation Square - Melbourne, Australia
Swan Bell Tower - Perth, Australia
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes - Sydney, Australia
Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia
Civic Park Fountain - Newcastle, Australia
Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle, Australia
The Obelisk - Newcastle, Australia
Wollongong Headland Light House - Wollongong, Australia

BAHRAIN
Bahrain World Trade Center - Manama, Bahrain

BANGLADESH
Chittagong Medical College and Hospital - Chittagong, Bangladesh
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Care Hospital - Mohammadpur - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka Medical College and Hospital Neuroscience Department and Paediatric Department - Dhaka, Bangladesh
District Administration Offices (64 Buildings throughout Bangladesh) - Dhaka, Bangladesh
District Hospitals (64 hospitals throughout Bangladesh) - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Gano Bhabon - Official Residence of the Prime Minister - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Institute of Neuro Science - Dhaka, Bangladesh

BARBADOS
Tom Adams Financial Centre - Bridgetown, Barbados

BELGIUM
NYSE Euronext Belgium - Brussels, Belgium

BERMUDA
City Hall of Hamilton, Bermuda - Hamilton, Bermuda

BRAZIL
City of Atibaia - Atibaia, Brazil
Senado Federal do Brasil (Federal Senate of Brazil) - Brasilia, Brazil
Teatro Amazonas - Manaus, Brazil
Central Square - Montenegro, Brazil
Chaminé da Usina do Gasômetro - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Palácio Rio Branco - Rio Branco, Brazil
Cristo Redemptor of Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Drogaria Real de Higienópolis - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Grêmio Recreativo Esportivo dos Industriários da Penha - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Penha Church - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Monumento às Bandeiras - São Paulo, Brazil
Ponte Estaiada - Estaiada Bridge - São Paulo, Brazil
Vale de Anhangabaú Square - São Paulo, Brazil
Palácio de Karnak - Teresina, Brazil
Câmara Municipal de Vereadores - Volta Redonda, Brazil
CAPS II- Dr. Sérgio Fritsch - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Chafariz da Praça Brasil - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Chafariz perto da rodoviária - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Escola Municipal Especializada Professora Dayse Mansur - Volta Redonda, Brazil
HC Visual - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro/ Campus Nilo Peçanha - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB/VR) - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Prefeitura Municipal - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Secretaria Municipal de Ação Comunitária - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Secretaria Municipal de Educação - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Secretaria Municipal de Saúde - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Sitio Escola Municipal Espaço de Integração do Autista - Volta Redonda, Brazil
Universidade Federal Fluminense - Campus Aterrado - Volta Redonda, Brazil

CANADA
University of Alberta and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital - Edmonton, Canada
The White House of Rock, HTZ FM (97.7) - St. Catharines, Canada
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, Surrey Place Centre and The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto, Canada
MaRS Building - Toronto, Canada
City of Burlington, Canada - Burlington, Canada
City Hall of Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada
City Hall of Hamilton, Canada - Hamilton, Canada
Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls, Canada
CN Tower - Toronto, Canada
Canada Place - Vancouver, Canada

CHINA
Mercedes-Benz Arena - Shanghai, China

COLOMBIA
Colpatria Tower (Torre Colpatria) - Bogotá, Colombia
Lievano's Palace - Bogotá, Colombia
Bancolombia Building - Medellín, Colombia
Edificio Empresas Publicas de Medellín - Medellín, Colombia
Escultura de Monumento a la vida del Maestro Rodrigo Arenas (The Sculpture of Life by Rodrigo Arenas - Suramericana de Seguros) - Medellín, Colombia
ISAGEN Headquarters - Medellín, Colombia

CYPRUS
Nicosia Town Hall - Nicosia, Cyprus

EGYPT
Cairo Tower - Cairo, Egypt

ENGLAND
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes - London, England

FRANCE
NYSE Euronext Paris - Paris, France

HUNGARY
Jókai Theatre - Békéscsaba, Hungary
Budapest Palace of Arts - Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian Parliament Building - Budapest, Hungary

INDIA
SPI Cinemas PVT. LTD - Chennai, India
Ernst and Young Corporate Offices - Delhi, India
Hyatt Hotel - Delhi, India
India Habitat Centre - Delhi, India
India International Centre - Delhi, India
Clock Tower - Jalandhar, India
Guru Nanak Mission Charitable Hospital - SOCHU - Jalandhar, India
Guru Nanak Mission Hospital - Jalandhar, India
Niku Park - Jalandhar, India
Prithvi's Planet - Jalandhar, India
The Radisson Hotel Jalandhar - Jalandhar, India
Victoria Memorial - Kolkata, India

IRELAND
Dublin City Hall - Dublin, Ireland
Grand Canal Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
The Convention Centre - Dublin, Ireland
The National Concert Hall - Dublin, Ireland
The O2 - Dublin, Ireland

JAMAICA
University of West Indies - Kingston, Jamaica

JAPAN
Kobe Port Tower - Kobe, Japan
Nofukuji Temple (Hyogo Daibutsu) - Kobe, Japan
Okura Hotel - Kobe, Japan

KENYA
Kenyatta International Conference Center - Nairobi, Kenya

LEBANON
Beirut Municipality - Beirut, Lebanon
Habtoor Grand Hotel Convention Center & Spa, Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon

MEXICO
Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle) - Mexico City, Mexico
Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) - Mexico City, Mexico

NEW ZEALAND
Michael Fowler Centre - Wellington, New Zealand

PHILIPPINES
SM Mall of Asia - Manila, Philippines

POLAND
Vistula River Bridge - Krakow, Poland
Palace of Culture and Science - Warsaw, Poland

PORTUGAL
Cristo Rei - Alamada, Portugal
Monumento do Cristo Rei em Almada - Portugal - Lisbon, Portugal
Clerigos Tower - Oporto, Portugal
City Council - Viseu, Portugal
City Council and Square in Lamego - Viseu, Portugal
City Council Nelas - Viseu, Portugal
City Council Resende - Viseu, Portugal
City Hall of Viseu - Viseu, Portugal
Main Roundabout Mangualde - Viseu, Portugal
Nossa Senhora do Castelo in Vouzela - Viseu, Portugal
World War Monument Tondela - Viseu, Portugal

QATAR
Four Seasons Hotel - Doha - Doha, Qatar

ROMANIA
Arcul de Triumf - Bucharest, Romania
National Theatre Bucharest (Teatrul Na?ional "Ion Luca Caragiale" Bucure?ti ) - Bucharest, Romania
Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) - Bucharest, Romania
The Gate of the Kiss - Târgu Jiu, Romania
City Hall of Sibiu - Transylvania, Romania

SAUDI ARABIA
Al Anoud Tower - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Alfaisaliah Tower - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

SERBIA
Albania Palace - Belgrade, Serbia
Military Museum - Belgrade, Serbia
New Railroad Bridge - Belgrade, Serbia
Republic Square - Belgrade, Serbia
Slavija Square - Belgrade, Serbia
Victor Statue - Belgrade, Serbia

SINGAPORE
Singapore Flyer, Singapore

SPAIN
Torre Agbar / Agbar Tower - Barcelona, Spain
A Naiciña de Asorey - Cambados, Spain
El Palacio de la Música de Valencia - Valencia, Spain

SRI LANKA
Galle Face Hotel - Colombo, Sri Lanka

SUDAN
Corinthia Burj Al-Fateh Hotel Khartoum - Khartoum, Sudan

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
City Hall of Port of Spain - Trinidad and Tobago

UNITED KINGDOM
Guildford Cathedral - Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Spinnaker Tower - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

About World Autism Awareness Day
On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, declaring April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day in perpetuity. This UN resolution established WAAD as one of only three official disease-specific United Nations Days, with the goal of bringing the world's attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions.

World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health concern. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism crisis and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of people with autism, and features community events around the world where individuals with autism and their families are warmly welcomed and embraced.

About Autism
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of autism increased 57 percent from 2002 to 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has made enormous strides, committing over $160 million to research through 2014 and developing innovative new resources for families. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. In addition to funding research, Autism Speaks has created resources and programs including the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, Autism Speaks' Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and several other scientific and clinical programs. Notable awareness initiatives include the establishment of the annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, which Autism Speaks celebrates through its Light It Up Blue initiative. Also, Autism Speaks award-winning “Learn the Signs” campaign with the Ad Council has received over $258 million in donated media. Autism Speaks' family resources include the Autism Video Glossary, a 100 Day Kit for newly-diagnosed families, a School Community Tool Kit and a community grant program. Autism Speaks has played a critical role in securing federal legislation to advance the government's response to autism, and has successfully advocated for insurance reform to cover behavioral treatments in 23 states thus far, with bills pending in an additional 14 states. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 80 cities across North America. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.

About the Co-Founders
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners, Chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association and served as vice chairman, General Electric, and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal for more than twenty years. He also serves on the boards of the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, RAND Corporation and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Suzanne Wright has an extensive history of active involvement in community and philanthropic endeavors, mostly directed toward helping children. She is a Trustee Emeritus of Sarah Lawrence College, her alma mater. Suzanne has received numerous awards, the Women of Distinction Award from Palm Beach Atlantic University, the CHILD Magazine Children's Champions Award, Luella Bennack Volunteer Award, Spirit of Achievement award by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's National Women's Division and The Women of Vision Award from the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2008, the Wrights were named to the Time 100 Heroes and Pioneers category, a list of the most influential people in the world, for their commitment to global autism advocacy. They have also received numerous awards such as the first ever Double Helix Award for Corporate Leadership, NYU Child Advocacy Award, Castle Connolly National Health Leadership Award and The American Ireland Fund Humanitarian Award. In May of 2010 they received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degrees from St. John's University in Queens and delivered the commencement address as the first married couple to be bestowed such an honor.