Light it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Posted April 04, 2017

April 2nd is sanctioned by the United Nations as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).

The 27 March to 2 April has been Autism Awareness Week, with the 2 April also being Autism Awareness Day. A full list of Light It Up Blue corporate partners is available at

Adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority, World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) occurs every year and celebrates Autism Speaks' worldwide "Light It Up Blue" campaign. But there are also lots of mothers who show these signs, but don't have a child with autism.

In recent years, Martin said there's been an increase in autism spectrum disorder diagnosis'.

It is important to be aware of the red flags that may indicate the presence of autism.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that Autism Spectrum Disorder affects one in 88 children and the disorder is more common in boys.

Autism: Clear language must be used, charity says. Children with autism may have very repetitive behaviours.

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All of the ministries in the State of Qatar participated in the campaign and illuminated their buildings in blue. The woman, Suzanne Wright, co-founded the group with her husband Bob in 2005.

Since then, Mandes has hosted the Light It Up Blue Autism Awareness event in Regina to bring families and communities together to share stories of hope and overcoming obstacles.

According to Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright died in July of past year after battling pancreatic cancer for nine months.

These Cleveland buildings and landmarks join a list of more than 18,600 iconic landmarks, businesses, communities and homes in 142 countries on all seven continents that will shine a bright light on autism.

Because those with autism lack the necessary capacities for social interaction and are unable to take care of themselves, they require special care even after they grow up.

The July 15 Martyrs Bridge was lit blue for World Autism Awareness Day in Istanbul, Turkey.

She said much research is needed to address a complex brain disorder being more frequently diagnosed in children. My Administration is committed to promoting greater knowledge of ASDs and encouraging innovation that will lead to new treatments and cures for autism.