April is Autism Awareness month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Here in Baltimore, at War Memorial Plaza on 100 N. Holliday Street, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be lighting up Baltimore City Hall to welcome in the month. The Light It Up Blue Ceremony and press conference will be held on March 31st at 6:30pm.
Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism advocacy organization which sponsors research, outreach, and promotes awareness, in commemoration of the fourth annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day, has asked iconic buildings around the world to turn their lights blue on April 1st and April 2nd. Baltimore’s City Hall will be joining icons like the Empire State Building in shining a spotlight on Autism.
As a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, Autism Awareness Month is an important one and a golden opportunity to get the message out about this world health crisis. To participate or learn more, please call 202-955-3111.