Monday, March 26, 2012

Light It Up Blue

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Fragile X is the most common known genetic cause of Autism.  Approximately 15-33% of all children with FXS have Autism.  (and around 2-6% of children with Autism are diagnosed with FXS as well).

One week from today (Monday, April 2) landmarks, homes, and businesses across the world will be turning their lights blue in support of World Autism Awareness Day.  This is the third year Autism Speaks has run Light It Up Blue which was started to shine a light on Autism and help to raise awareness.

You can learn more about Light It Up Blue here as well as see pictures of landmarks across the world that participated in past years.

If you and/or your family is doing something to celebrate Light It Up Blue, please send me the pictures.  I'd love to do a gallery next week of pictures and see how you are raising awareness.  I know we'll be wearing blue here and hopefully getting our lights turned blue if I can find some bulbs!

Read more about the link between Fragile X and Autism at the National Fragile X Foundation website.


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