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March 2012

Kerry's Korner #5: A Light It Up Blue Presentation

In this episode, I feature a “Light It Up Blue” presentation I gave in one of my classes at Seton Hall University. In the presentation I discuss when I first felt comfortable about coming out about my autism, World Autism Awareness Day, and how college students can light it up blue on April 2nd. Autism Speaks U, an initiative for college students through Autism Speaks is also highlighted in the video.  

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month with Theme Weeks!

April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day and we will be 'Lighting It Up Blue' to shine a bright light on autism. Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative by Autism Speaks to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Thousands of Iconic landmarks, buildings, and homes around the world are joining us by illuminating in bright blue on the evening of April 2 to show support for millions of people affected by autism.

Light It Up Blue Aspen

One of the newest Light It Up Blue participants this year is Aspen, Colorado, where they’ve taken the idea of shining a light on autism seriously. On April 1, Aspen kicks off National Autism Awareness Month as the first ski resort in history to Light It Up Blue. This visual extravaganza on the ski slopes directly above downtown Aspen was created by renowned lighting designer Robert Singer and is part of a three-day celebration throughout the Aspen area.

With Special Needs, Come Special Powers

This blog post is by Joey Santley, President Kid Natural Corporation. 

Autism Speaks and Kid Natural Corporation are pleased to introduce Super Hero- Kid Natural. Kid Natural is the son of Mother Nature and King Neptune. He is an action sports, environmentally conscious, super hero. He also happens to have Autism, and wants to remind us that....With Special Needs Come Special Powers.