April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day
Saturday, April 2, 2016 is the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day. President Barack Obama has issued an official proclamation recognizing the day. Supporters will be wearing the color blue, and more than 11,000 major buildings, landmarks, and homes will participate in the global campaign by “lighting it up blue.” Even the Orlando Eye, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world, will “light it up blue” this year.
Show your support for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Autism Awareness Month during the entire month of April:
- Wear the color blue on Saturday, April 2.
- Shine a light on autism—light your home or business blue.
- Share the Rimland website: https://rimland.org/
- Turn your profile picture blue on Facebook and Twitter.
- Post a selfie/photo of yourself with an awareness sign.
- Share personal knowledge of autism with friends, family and acquaintances in conversations, email, and online.
- Write a letter to the editor in your local newspaper in support of Autism Awareness Month.
Toni Braxton, a seven-time Grammy winner, star of the reality series “Braxton Family Values,” and the mother of an autistic son, helped to raise awareness about autism when she wrote about life with her son in her memoir “Unbreak My Heart.” The memoir was subsequently dramatized in a television movie produced by Lifetime in January 2016.