This year’s World Autism Awareness Day falls immediately after Easter. For the last six years, on April 2 the world has celebrated World Autism Awareness Day by lighting up blue.
Autism Awareness says “April 2 is the United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day, which sees countries all over the world light up their iconic buildings blue. From The Empire State building, to the Pyramids, famous buildings and landmarks across the globe will all take part in the ‘Light it up blue’ campaign to shine a light on autism.”
I love the World Autism Awareness Day Facebook page which is filled with photos of children wearing blue in support of the day, and of the world’s major buildings showered in beautiful blue light.
This year the Sydney Opera House won’t be showing much colour, thanks to the decision of the Premier of NSW who has decided to only support second-rate lighting. Our Opera House won’t glow like the Empire State Building or buildings around the world. It will be a limp blue grey colour.
If you would like to support the cause by contributing towards the funding of decent lighting, you can do so at Everyday Hero and show that you care.