LIUB and World Autism Month is just around the corner, but what exactly is it all about? Let’s check it out!
Every year on April 2nd, Autism Speaks celebrates the beginning of its most popular signature campaign, the Light It Up Blue or LIUB campaign. The World Autism Month is April, and World nd. Businesses, corporations, individuals, and governments in every country around the world will attempt to Light It Up Blue to help raise awareness about autism.
Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks were lit up blue last year in the 2016 LIUB Campaign. As the darkness fell on April 2, thousands of buildings were lit up. Some of the more recognized landmarks and buildings which were participating included: One World Trade Center and Rockefeller Center in New York City; CN Tower in Canada, the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal in Egypt, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Shanghai Tower in China, Sydney Opera House in Australia, and the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.
This year there is set to be a record number of participants in the global campaign, with the One World Trade Center set to Light It Up Blue for the third year in a row! The campaign helps to highlight autism, giving hope to those living with autism, and to help raise awareness about autism to those that may not be aware of the effects of autism.
Throughout the month of April, there will be events around the country to help raise awareness about autism. There will be autism-friendly events and activities, helping to raise money, educate and help create awareness.
If you would like to learn more about Light It Up Blue or want to join in, then check out the LIUB page at Autism Speaks. You can help your community group, business or home go blue for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.