Niagara Falls to be lighted up blue to create autism awareness

Iain Dickie and Helen Storey

Buildings across the world will turn blue as part of an autism awareness campaign on the very same night the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Chicago Cubs. In 2007, the UN General Assembly declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) and since 2008, 2 April is being observed across the World as World Autism Awareness Day to increase awareness about Autism among general masses worldwide.

Autism is * a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=1+in+68+children+with+autism&*" *estimated to affect one in 68 children.

Autism: Clear language must be used, charity says. The walk will be an open-ended walk around Cabela's pond, with prizes, cake and blue light bulbs available for purchase at the event.

Another expert said that more professional therapists are needed to improve the welfare of children with autism and their families.

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"Autism awareness is really vital to be effective and give the appropriate support for people who live on the spectrum throughout their entire lives".

Ajayi said research had shown that people with autism have gastro-intestinal disorders, food sensitivities and many allergies.

It is important to be aware of the red flags that may indicate the presence of autism.

Its cause remains unknown, though both genetics and environmental factors are thought to play a role, according to Autism Speaks. For parents, it can be extremely tough to handle the day-to-day life of a child with autism, particularly, the four most challenging autism behaviors.

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and High Point University's Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has planned several activities in recognition of the national Autism Speaks "Light It Up Blue" campaign.

Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) also supports a psychotherapy art course for the benefit of the Charitable Society for Autism Families in Riyadh. My Administration is committed to promoting greater knowledge of ASDs and encouraging innovation that will lead to new treatments and cures for autism.

APRIL is World Autism Awareness Month, and as usual countries are being urged to "Light It Up Blue" to raise awareness of autism.

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