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Light it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2012

Light it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2012

We were thrilled to have once again taken part in ‘Light it up blue’ – a global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks across Australia and the world turned blue on the 1st & 2nd of April 2012 in support World Autism Awareness Day!

Autism Awareness Australia was proud to light up the Sydney Opera House and Old Parliament House in Canberra blue in support of the campaign. We joined with other Australian autism organisations to light landmarks across the nation including Federation Square, Wheel of Brisbane, William Jolly Bridge and Parliament of Tasmania.

We held a free community event in Sydney where the Director of the United Nation’s office in Canberra presented the UN Secretary General’s message for World Autism Awareness Day.

This was our second year of recognising this important cause, which helps increase understanding and education about autism throughout the world.

You can see all the photos from the campaign on our Facebook page.

For more information about World Autism Awareness Day please visit http://www.un.org/en/events/autismday/