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Apr 1, 2013

Light It Up Blue - World Autism Awareness Day

Charity Klicka

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, and to celebrate, thousands of people are coming together to “Light It Up Blue”. Find out more at www.autismspeaks.org.

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend, Bernie Marcus, donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

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