Each April 2, the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day, celebrates Light It Up Blue, announced the Watertown Autism Family Support Group (WAFSG).
Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the thousands of buildings lit blue to raise autism awareness.
The Town of Watertown, in conjunction with the WAFSG have lit up two wooden puzzle pieces on the Watertown Square Delta and are “Lighting It Up Blue” to shine the light on Autism in our community.
WAFSG invites you to stop by Watertown Square this weekend and write the name of someone you know with Autism on the blue puzzle pieces.
By shining a light on these names, the group wants the Autism population, to be accepted for who they are and able to lead a life free from discrimination and filled with opportunity.
Everyone can increase autism awareness by wearing blue and by lighting up the exterior of your home, school, office or store. Watertown, “Light It Up Blue!” on Saturday April 2nd 2016, World Autism Day. WAFSG1@gmail.com