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5 Days Left Until Light It Up Blue

The countdown is on to April 1st! World Autism Awareness Month is in reach and we are so excited to Light It Up Blue! Every day, leading up to the big day we’ll post highlights, a special interview and much more!

Who’s Lighting It Up Blue?

More than 500 buildings and communities are lighting it up blue! Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Christ the Redeemer is considered the 2nd largest art deco statue and is among the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Visit www.lightitupblue.org to get pledge your support and get involved!


Community Spotlight 

Today’s virtual interview is with Vicki D. from Nebraska. 

Autism Speaks: What are you Lighting Up Blue?
Vicki D.:
The Nebraska State Capitol Building

AS: Why is this campaign important to you?
VD: My son has autism and I knew when he was diagnosed that I had to be his voice.  I want to help give awareness to the public that people with autism want the same as everyone; to have friends, to be included and have respect.

AS: Getting the State Capitol to light up is a huge accomplishment! How did you do it?
VD: I wrote the Governor of Nebraska and sent information about Light It Up Blue.  I asked him to not only do it for my son but for everyone in Nebraska touched by autism.

AS: What other buildings would you like to see lit up?
VD: The White House.

Are you lighting up blue too? Take this quick and easy survey to tell us how!


Dr. Geri Dawson Gives Us an Update!

In this blog post, Dr. Geri Dawson shares how the University of North Carolina will be celebrating World Autism Awareness Day. Several scientists at the University of North Carolina are currently conducting Autism Speaks-funded research on topics ranging from infant screening to animal models to clinical trials that are assessing new behavioral and medical treatments.

  1. Jamell Leslie
    March 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

    My son,Jashaun Lebron Xavier Allen is 4 years old and was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. I am my son’s voice!!!! I and my husband stand as tall as a mountain for our baby boy!! Autism Awareness is very much so important bcause the reality sets in for any and all that has to or have a love one that has autism!! It brings a sense of unity to all that can come together and relate on the issues dealing with this particular condition!! I’m glad to be involved!!! April 1&2 in all rooms of our home as well as our clothing willbe blue!!

  2. paul j. ciccolo
    March 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Its good to be protected by mountains

  3. August 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I have an awesome photo of the Nebraska State Capital lit up in Blue from April 3, 2011. If you’re interested, please contact me at radams060@earthlink.net and put “Blue Capital” in the subject heading.

  4. October 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    You couldnt be more right on

  1. March 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm
  2. March 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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