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Autism Awareness Month

Background

 

In 2007, the United Nations declared April 2 as the World Autism Awareness Day, with the goal to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), so they can lead a full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. To echo the call of the United Nations and spread the message, a wide range of activities are initiated around the date by leading ASD advocacy organisations worldwide. On April 2, landmarks and ironic buildings in the world turn their lights in blue and people wear blue and decorate their places in blue as a gesture to show the support, which develop as a significant campaign to promote the awareness of ASD.

 

Reference: (in alphabetical order)

 

Autism Queensland – Go Blue for Autism (http://www.goblueforautism.com.au/)
Autism Speaks (https://www.autismspeaks.org/)
Autism Speaks Canada (http://www.autismspeaks.ca/)
Jigsaw Trust – Light it Up Blue Campaign (http://www.lightitupblue.co.uk/)
United Nations – World Autism Awareness Day (http://www.un.org/en/events/autismday/)