Sunday April 2, 2017 is World Autism Awareness Day
On this day, 7 continents, 142 countries and 18,602 buildings turn blue as part of the “Light It Up Blue” campaign initiated by an international organization – ‘Autism Speaks’. Some of the most famous landmarks in the world such as Christ the Redeemer in Brazil,Empire State building in New York, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Great Buddha in Japan and the Sydney Opera House “light up blue” on April 2 among many others!
Each year Ummeed participates in the “Light It up Blue” campaign for autism awareness. This year Ummeed are getting the Sea Link, Royal Opera House, Taj Hotel and Jaslok Hospital to light up blue on April 2! In addition they are forming various partnerships with restaurants such as Cafe Zoe, Mockingbird Cafe, Take It Easy, Nutcracker, a play area called Go Bonkers and a wellness center called Salt Escape to participate in the awareness campaign.
This year our campaign is –
1 in 68 children has Autism
Identify. Understand. Support
Event on: April 2, 2017