Every April, Autism Speaks kicks off World Autism Month beginning with UN-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.
Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, light it up blue in recognition of people living with autism. Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all month to increase understanding and acceptance and foster worldwide support.
The Light It Up Blue initiative was created by Autism Speaks in 2010. Since that time, joined by the international autism community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world light blue on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) in recognition of people living with autism. In 2017, 170 countries from all 7 continents participated.
GOOD Morning Wilton has participated every year since we started publishing by turning blue. The Town of Wilton has also done its part by turning Town Hall blue as part of the worldwide effort.
Let us know how you’re raising awareness and participating. Share your photos if you’re taking part today! Email them to email@example.com. For more information about autism and World Autism Month, visit the Autism Speaks website.