April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and we are lighting it up blue for every child worldwide affected by this disorder. The struggle continues to impact 1 in 68 children in the United States. So many families are affected on a daily basis and are pushing and working twice as hard to deal with the challenge of having their child on the autism spectrum. Nowadays, it’s near impossible not to know a child that is on the spectrum of autism or even just know at least one parent who is fighting this battle with their child.
What is autism? “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.” via Autism Speaks
Today we ask you to share autism awareness by:
- Sharing this post or visiting AUTISM SPEAKS and making a donation to the cause or doing so in someone’s honor.
- Show your style for a cause! Wear something blue, take a selfie and post it online with the hashtag #LightItUpBlue or #LIUB
- Or light up your home with blue lights.
No matter how you choose to get involved, please make sure to show your support for all these children, teenagers and entire families that are affected and fighting the good fight. This post is dedicated to all the amazing parents, teachers, mentors, boys and girls that are part of this cause.