This Thursday, April 2nd, Dutchess County is celebrating Autism Awareness Day. Autism affects many families locally, nationally, and globally. In fact, it is estimated as many as 1 in 68 children in the U.S. are living on the autism spectrum.
Here in Dutchess, we are working to THINK DIFFERENTLY to break down barriers and connect with great people and organizations to help make our community more inclusive for individuals of all abilities.
This Thursday, join us in participating in Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue initiative to raise awareness of those living with autism. In honor of World Autism Awareness Day , more than 10,000 landmarks, businesses, and homes in 136 countries will be participating in the Light It Up Blue initiative.
Here is Dutchess, county employees will be wearing blue and the Mid-Hudson Bridge’s beautiful necklace lights will also be lit blue. We hope you will join us to Light Dutchess County Up Blue on Thursday, April 2nd.
To learn more about Autism Speaks and the Light Up Blue Initiative, visit www.autismspeaks.org.