New Main lights up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day

autism_blueThursday, April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. In honor of this day, Metropolitan State University will participate in the Light It Up Blue campaign by lighting New Main in blue.

Every year, thousands of landmarks, communities, buildings and homes around the world shine blue lights on April 2 to honor the individuals and families who are affected by autism. The Light It Up Blue campaign works to raise global awareness and increase knowledge about autism.

Those interested in participating in World Autism Awareness Day can visit for ideas on how individuals and families can Light It Up Blue in their neighborhoods. Some suggestions include changing outdoor white bulbs to blue bulbs, wearing blue clothing or tweeting about autism awareness using the hashtag #LIUB.

For general information about autism and the Light It Up Blue campaign, visit Autism Speak’s Web site at