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One Week Until We Light It Up Blue!

The countdown is on to April 2nd! World Autism Awareness Month is in reach and we are so excited to Light It Up Blue! Everyday, leading up to the big day we’ll post highlights, interviews, photos, and much more!

Who's Lighting It Up Blue?


One of New York's most famous buildings will be going blue - The Empire State Building! Autism Speaks would like to thank the Empire State Building for the special lighting on the evening of April 2, 2012 in celebration of the fifth annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Learn more about the Empire State Building at The Empire State Building design is a trademark of ESBC and is used with permission. 

Do you have a building or landmark that you would like to light up blue? Well register it at




Community Spotlight

Tera Photography is hosting a 'Highlight It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Event' in Minnesota! They will be offering blue hair extensions that will be a topic of conversation wherever you go giving folks the opportunity to educate people about autism all during April. They'll provide materials to help spread the word about how autism affects children and adults. Way to go! Sounds like a blast! 






Celebrating Light It Up Blue 'Down Under!'

Our friends Autism Awareness in Australia are lighting it up blue! Several iconic buildings and landmarks will be lit throughout the country! Friend them on Facebook to keep up with all of the cool things they are doing! Here is their national television commercial. Visit for more!


Take the PLEDGE to Light it Up Blue! 

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