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Weekly Whirl – World Autism Awareness Day is 1 Month Away!

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

Can you believe that one month today marks World Autism Awareness Day! On April 2, 2012 we will again kick off our global initiative, Light It Up Blue, to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. Our goal is to light the whole world blue – city by city, town by town – by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities. Please email LIUB@autismspeaks.org for more information and tools!

Autism Speaks would like to thank all the buildings, communities, schools and families that participated in 2011 Light It Up Blue. Prominent buildings across North America and the world – including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada turned their lights blue to raise autism awareness and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Click on the images above to see all the buildings that were a part of the fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day celebration in 2011.

Here are some of our favorite shots from 2011!

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Categories: Weekly Whirl
  1. March 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    It is awesome what we can do together. Love this post. I will be part of this on April 2nd.

  2. March 5, 2012 at 3:04 am


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