Light It Up BLUE for Autism! 4/2

Diane Hidey —  April 1, 2012 — 15 Comments

Join me and AUTISM SPEAKS in celebrating WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS on April 2. We are going to LIGHT IT UP BLUE. This is the third year of the global initiative to help raise awareness of this growing health concern. Major buildings around the world are going BLUE for Autism! The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Sydney Opera House, Aspen Mountains, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and many others are turning on the blue lights. How about you? I am posting this on April 1 so you have time to get to Home Depot tomorrow to get your light. At my local Home Depot they have a prominent display of blue lights as you walk in the door. My porch light is going to burn blue all month long! Why not join others in making a statement in our fight against Autism? If you are interested in donating to Autism Speaks, I have set up an Autism mini-blog to help raise funds to heighten awareness of this disorder. Please consider a small donation. I hope to raise $200 this year.

My nephew is one of the heroes in my life. He is 21 years old and is autistic. He works at a local grocery store and a local church. He is involved in his local Young Life Capernaum group and is a strong believer. I have watched him grow up with this debilitating disorder. He is doing well, but it takes a village to raise, support and care for a child with autism. His family has made the choice to sacrifice to help him navigate in this world. That sacrifice is done out of LOVE and I so admire all of them for the way they work through all the myriads of issues that come with a child, a sibling, a friend who has autism. This is a picture of us at his sister’s wedding a few years ago. I love this picture!

I will be posting again this month about my relationship with my nephew and a few of the fun projects we have worked on during his weekend visits to my house! Keep checking back. And if you are not aware of the realities of the autism spectrum of disorders, please check out more information here and here.

What can you do? Change your facebook cover shot to this one. Post about it on your facebook status. Tweet about autism. Give to organizations that are working to help autistic families. Get a blue light. Talk to your friend about their autistic child, because I am sure you know someone. LIGHT IT UP BLUE. Please! Thank you!

Diane Hidey

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15 responses to Light It Up BLUE for Autism! 4/2

  1. Thank you for your Autism support…you have made, and continue to make, the world a happier place for G.!

  2. Great blog — made me cry!

  3. great blog post, this is great that you are supporting Autism!

  4. I retweeted for you – I had NO idea that the numbers were so high!!

  5. I really love blue and I am sure a lot of people will support this autism…Thanks for the awareness post here…

  6. This is a very good post. Support Autism.

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