Last night, for the fourth year in a row, Wilton’s Town Hall joined iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Great Pyramids, Sydney Opera House, Christ the Redeemer Statue and, most recently, the White House, to “Light it Up Blue” to kick off World Autism Awareness Month. The day is marked every year around the world on April 2.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism, with the condition affecting between 1-2% of the world’s population overall. The Light It Up Blue campaign aims to bring attention, support and understanding to people living with autism and their families, as well as to highlight the need for more research.

Parent Advisory Board co-chair, Carolina Corrigan, said, “On behalf of the PAB, I would like to thank first selectman Lynne Vanderslice, as well as Mike S. Ahern of Wilton’s Department of Public Works and the field engineer who made this possible. Thank you for your time, effort and support. Your efforts show that our town cares about its residents living with autism.”

GOOD Morning Wilton has marked the day every year as well. Since this year’s #LIUB day occurred on a weekend day when we don’t publish, we’ve kept our site blue for Monday, April 3–plus we’re pretty thrilled that our GMWmobile Lights it Up Blue every day!