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World Autism Awareness Day

On April 2, 2012, Autism Speaks celebrated World Autism Awareness Day with the 3rd Annual Light It Up Blue campaign and a series of awareness events. Nearly 3000 iconic buildings and landmarks in over 600 cities and over 50 countries worldwide shone a bright light on autism. People around the world participated in Light It Up Blue to raise autism awareness.
 

April 2012 marked the biggest World Autism Awareness Month to date and Autism Speaks was at the forefront, leading the charge with our Light it Up Blue initiative. Read on to find out all of the happenings of the month!

Awareness

In this episode of Kerry’s Korner I spotlighted a Light It Up Blue celebration that was held in Hernando Mississippi. Hernando High School’s Interact Club, along with there teacher and co-sponsor Holly Neel, helped come up with the idea for a LIUB event for their town. In the video, we show a slideshow of different photos taken from the day of the event.

In this episode, Kerry’s Korner took a trip down to Memphis, Tennessee to visit Elvis Presley’s “Graceland” Mansion. We highlight in this video Graceland’s first year of lighting it up blue for World Autism Awareness Month! FedEx is also highlighted.Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism. Whether it's your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism. 

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

In this episode I feature The Empire State Building who lit their building up blue for World Autism Awareness Day. We had the opportunity to attend a kick-off event within the building where American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger spoke about the significance of autism awareness. All of this is highlighted within the video. Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism.