April is Autism Awareness Month. Right now in America, 1 in 68 kids have autism – & it’s especially prevalent in young boys. But progress is being made.
LIGHT UP BLUE :24 Q…LIGHTING UP BLUE.
Through the last 5 years we’ve been able to increase awareness over 50%, which we feel is critical to the success of our efforts in helping families with autism’s lives become a little easier. So, on April 2nd, we ask anybody & everybody to either do it individually or encourage the companies where you work, the schools where you work, to do something around lighting up blue.
Peter Morton with Autism Speaks says lighting up blue can mean changing to blue light bulbs or getting blue gel sheets to cover your lights tomorrow. Or it can be something as simple as wearing a blue shirt. & he says they’re working on a project with Google to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 families affected by autism, hoping to learn more about how it works – & how to fight it. More at AutismSpeaks.org.