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Only 1 Week Left Until Light It Up Blue!!!

We are ONE week away from Lighting It Up Blue!! join us as we shine a light on autism by going BLUE! Have you visited the Light It Up Blue website and signed up? Every donation makes a difference in the lives of your neighbors! Spread the word and let's get the world to go blue! Be sure to share with your friends and family!


One of Our Favorite Dads Lou is Going BLUE!

Lou writes, 'So when I get asked how Light It Up Blue raises awareness, or how a blue light bulb is supposed to help, I usually tell people about my experience last year. It opened up a conversation with my neighbors, it delivered compassion and not pity, it educated people, it got people to donate to a charity, it got neighbors talking and got our family talking. The more people that are aware of the situation at hand, the easier it will become to fight against discrimination, hate and bullying. The more people that know about the uphill battle families face for basic services and assistance, the greater our chances of getting help to little ones when that help is most vital. The more people are aware that autistic people are not only worthy of but DESERVING of our love, that they are not to be feared or shunned, that they are pure potential… the better for my daughter.

Have a little perspective folks. This is about raising a little awareness. Observe the day, don’t observe the day. Light It Up Blue, light it up some other color, don’t light it up at all. Do whatever works for you and try not to tear other people down. I just hope that you do SOMETHING to shine a light on autism that day.' Read his full post here!


Our 1 in 88 can’t wait!
Autism Speaks. It's time for the President and Congress to listen.

We call on President Obama and Congress to develop and implement a comprehensive national plan to address autism.


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