I think I can convince a few folks to Light it Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day, this April 2nd.
Perhaps with YOUR HELP we can convince President Obama to change his porchlight to blue, too.
asking him to do just that.
Will YOU join in, too?
Please! PLEASE!! It only takes a moment.
Drop by her post here:
That’s it! That’s ALL you need to do today to make a REAL difference.
My own comment to The President:
“This is what so many of us HOPE for… the conversations… the compassion… the beacon for change.
A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Jess. She so eloquently speaks the painful truth, and inspires all of us to keep moving forward for our kids.
Please, Mr. President… Light it up Blue for MY daughter… and MY nephew… and ALL of those who LIVE with autism, DOCTOR someone with autism, TEACH someone with autism, and LOVE someone with autism.
Light it up Blue for the 1 in 88 MILITARY children who live with autism… more than 12,000 children of active duty soldiers who could benefit from that one, blue, shining light, Sir.
Light it up Blue because Jess is right – it is ONE thing you CAN DO in a day.
Thank you, Sir. God Bless You, and God Bless America.”
I’ll even send you the bulb, Mr. President.
Don’t be left out… On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2.
You can show YOUR support in YOUR community by changing your porchlight to BLUE on April 1st and 2nd. Let’s make this World Autism Awareness Day one of the brightest yet.
*Editor’s note: According to a 2005 DOD publication, the actual estimated number of active duty dependent children with autism is more than 13,000 – not 12,000.