World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd, and to celebrate, hundreds of thousands of people are coming together to Light It Up Blue!
Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support.
When I see something like the Sydney Opera House in hues of blue, I’m struck with how beautiful something can be that is different than how it was first intended to be seen. The rich beauty we see in this picture, is because of that difference.
April is World Autism Awareness month. Autism awareness is more important than ever – autism prevalence has increased 78% in 5 years and continues to rise. This increase can only be partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness.
Perhaps you read our March 2013 blog post, “To Ryan, with Love
“, and remember why this is so near and dear to our hearts. My nephew, Ryan continues to amaze and impress us on a daily basis. His latest accomplishment, getting his driver’s license!
Ryan and his proud momma (my sister and business partner) pose outside DMV, after he passed with flying colors!
FUN IDEA: Stage a “blue out” in your classroom or school on Wednesday April 2. Ask all students to wear BLUE. Not only will it be fun, but students will no doubt feel the value in raising awareness and showing support for an important cause. Place a blue light bulb in your classroom, your school hallway or even your front porch! Together let’s light it up BLUE!
Have a great week! :)