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World Autism Awareness Day 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 2, 2014) – Today, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is celebrating its fifth annual international Light It Up Blue Autism Awareness Day campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, communities, businesses and homes across the More...
April 2, 2014  - Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright appeared on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" to discuss World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue.    More...
The Great Buddha of Hyogo - Kobe, Japan The observation wheel of the Mosaic Gardens - Kobe, Japan The Macau Tower - Macau Adelaide Entertainment Center -  Adelaide, Australia The Perth Council House - Perth, Australia The Shanghai World Financial Center Wherever you live, you can join in More...
Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2014) – In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks launched its fifth annual Light It Up Blue campaign today, turning iconic landmarks, state capitals and homes across the country blue for the month of April.  Beginning with the Empire State More...
    Watch as Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby joins Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright to light the Empire State Building on World Autism Awareness Day. Learn how the world will Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness on April 2. More...
NEW YORK (April 1, 2014) --Autism Speaks and The Paley Center for Media hosted the New York premiere screening of “Sounding the Alarm,” a Blockburger Productions, a documentary that provides a poignant look inside the lives of those touched by autism. Now that one in every 68 children More...
    The International Space Station has once again gone blue for World Autism Awareness Day. Watch the video above to see NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio give all of Earth a message about Autism Awareness Month from space. Autism Speaks's Light It Up Blue campaign will spread to More...
April 1, 2014 - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" today to discuss  the CDC's new autism prevalence estimate of 1 in 68, and to emphasize the need or a comprehensive national response to autism’s rising numbers. Feld More...
(April 1, 2014) -  Today the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the U.N., Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and Autism Speaks co-hosted a panel discussion, "Autism: Awareness to Action," at the United Nations in New York. Learn more about the event  More...
Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2014. On April 1 at 10 a.m., the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the U.N., Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the U.N. and Autism Speaks will co-host a panel More...