For the eighth year, the global Light It Up Blue campaign will unite the world to shine a light on autism and increase understanding and acceptance for children, individuals and families across the globe.
When your nation’s landmarks, stadiums and buildings are lit blue you are joining a global movement where every blue light sends a message of hope and inclusion to those with autism. This simple gesture recognizes and includes individuals and families with autism in a world that has not always done so.
On Sunday, April 2, 2017, you can Light It Up Blue to shine a light on autism and help increase understanding and acceptance. Ways to get involved include:
Light up buildings and landmarks blue in your country, or reach out to local landmarks, businesses and houses of worship inviting them to join the campaign.
Reach out to local autism organizations and support local activities on World Autism Awareness Day and over World Autism Month.
Visit Autism Speaks and share information on the campaign with neighbors, businesses and friends by displaying Light It Up Blue informational materials.
Wear blue and share photos of blue buildings in your country so we can showcase the unity of this global movement online using #LightItUpBlue #WorldAutismMonth #UnderstandAutism
In 2016, 157 countries representing all seven continents participated. Entire city skylines glowed blue in honor of people with autism everywhere. Several of the tallest buildings in the world went blue, including the Freedom Tower in New York City, the Shanghai Tower in China, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest tower in the world.
Will you join us in 2017?
Please visit www.autismspeaks.org/LIUB to register or contact Stephanie Foggett at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your participation or for further information.
We look forward to seeing your blue lights shine!