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World Autism Awareness Day

As World Autism Awareness Day is coming up on April 2nd, I would like to help raise awareness by sharing my story.

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Her touching video is a reminder to us all why we Light It Up Blue every year: to celebrate our differences, to bring awareness and acceptance of all kinds of minds.

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This year is the ninth official World Autism Awareness Day, and as I watch my eldest son with severe autism rearrange his bucket of toys for the zillionth time I can assure you, I am very aware of autism. The great thing is though, the rest of the world is now too.

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It’s time! It’s time, once again, to light it up blue for autism. You will see blue porch lights and even whole buildings shining blue on April 2nd. Why?

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"Though you may not have the chance to meet him, my wish for every single World Autism Awareness Day is that you would be able to glimpse the Willie that I know..."

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Angela Fazio, a senior at St. John’s University and the Light It Up Blue Co-Chair of the Kappa Delta Pi – Kappa Eta Chapter shares how St. John's helped spread autism awareness in the month of April!

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My name is Mike Anaclerio and I am the youngest of three. I live in the south suburbs of Chicago, and I am high school teacher. My sister Beth is the middle child and lives in San Diego, and my oldest sibling is Mary who had autism. Mary was 41 years old when she lost her battle with cancer in October of 2012.

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Jessica who writes at Courage & Coffee shares how her family decided to turn their car blue for autism awareness!

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