Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. A 2010 study conducted by the U.S. CDC found that approximately 1 in 68 American children are on the autism spectrum. Furthermore, they estimate that autism spectrum disorders affect more than 2 million Americans and tens of millions of individuals across the globe. World Autism Awareness Day began as a day to honour those with autism and is celebrated with the annual “Light it up Blue” campaign.
Check out the following article from Autism Speaks to find out more about this campaign and how YOU can “Light it up Blue” for autism awareness.