Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Autism Awareness Month

1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Show your support for families affected by autism by wearing BLUE tomorrow!

April is Autism Awareness Month, and tomorrow, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day (called “Light It Up Blue”).   There are many events planned worldwide to mark this date, most of which include turning things blue with lights or dye.  We even have stuff happening in our own city:

-        Yesterday the School of Public Health offered a screening of a documentary called “Sounding the Alarm” about families affected by autism
-        Today at 4:30 pm, Autism Academy staff will turn the Five Points Fountain blue!
-        Today is the annual walk from Autism Academy to the State House to meet with S.C. Legislators about autism insurance policy reform
-        Tomorrow, Autism Academy is hosting a carnival-type celebration, and then a “Color Me Blue Fun Run.”  The run happens at night and will be “lit up in blue.”  The walk goes to the Governor’s Mansion, which will be lit up in blue as well.
-        S.C. Autism Society has its annual conference and Strides for Autism Walk this month
-        Many local restaurants are participating in fundraisers for autism benefits

For more information, visit Academy of S.C.), (S.C. Autism Society), and (Autism Speaks).

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