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April is Autism Awareness Month- Light it up Blue Day April 2nd

April 1, 2013
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  04/02/13 The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2013. Each year, organizations and individuals around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.

Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue day on April 2nd is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise autism awareness. Many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges, retail stores and hundreds of thousands of homes are lit up in blue.  Pathfinder Services is asking the local community to join them in Lighting It Up Blue by wearing blue clothing and lighting the outside of their homes with blue light bulbs.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.   Because of this, in 2008, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2nd as World Autism Awareness day to highlight the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a local not for profit organization specializing in working with people with and without disabilities, and has been serving Huntington County since 1966. Pathfinder Services, Inc. serves over 3,000 individuals with and without disabilities throughout Northeast Indiana, and also has office locations in Huntington, Wabash and Plymouth.

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