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5 Days Until Light It Up Blue!

We are FIVE DAYS 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!

Yesterday Build A Bear released the first ever Autism Speaks Bear in their stores worldwide! We were sent so many beautiful photos of our community with their bears and we hope those of you who haven't purchased a bear yet will consider doing so real soon! For more on purchasing information please see here.


Anthony, a young boy with autism got his bear yesterday at Paramus Park in Paramus, NJ! Amy, Anthony's Mom said, "He was so excited to pick a heart, give it a kiss and make a wish! He made sure his bear was squeaky clean and named him Jack! He is so excited to see the puzzle piece because he thinks its all for him!

Also, click the photo below to see an awesome home video done by a Mom and Son who want everyone to Light It Up Blue! This video was just highlighted on Kerry's Korner!

Keep the photos coming and get excited for World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue coming up!



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