Rated A+ Explanation on World Autism Awareness Holiday Fun Facts
World Autism Awareness and Light It Up Blue are overused, yet remains an understatement phrase to live by. It is hard to explain to people who don’t have personal relations with one. It is even harder to make family members understand the lifetime patience, care, responsibility, and attention they need to invest to their loved one who is afflicted with it. Luckily, we live in an age wherein the world is getting smaller, and people find friendship in acquaintances who supports common cause. Mark your calendars for an eventure-filled, Light It Up Blue awareness campaign for Autism.
Here are some World Autism Awareness Day Holiday Fun Facts we gathered all over the world.
1. Taipei 101, Niagara Falls joins Light It Blue campaign.
The 6th tallest building in the world is joining World Autism Awareness Day. The 101-storey skyscraper is Taiwan’s most iconic landmark and joining the bandwagon makes world autism awareness day an eventful one. In other news, Niagara Falls will also Light It Up Blue for 15 minutes, from 10:00 – 10:15 p.m. Do you also wish to Light It Up Blue campaign?
2. Autism Speaks, Light It Up Blue campaign. When did it begin?
Founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks aims to empower a community of autism-afflicted families who are struggling to make this world an environment-friendly for their loved ones. Among their accomplishments include global awareness for autism, call to increase research and development trends on the autism care and support. Why blue, though? It’s the color of the organization.
3. Light It Blue Controversy – Awareness Campaign or Marketing Ploy?
While many are glad to join the bandwagon, there are those who are not buying this move. Some claim that an awareness campaign can only do so much, but does not improve the lives of those people afflicted with it. Most believe it is a day of ironic ridicule for those struggling with the disorder. Some even say that it is a smart advertising move for Autism Speaks to raise revenue, using autism campaign as an excuse. A Huffington post claim that what autism people need are acceptance, and not awareness. And they say, bad publicity is better than no publicity. Whichever claim you believe to be true, as long as you celebrate the campaign with sincerity, know that efforts are not wasted.
Do you intend to join the World Autism Awareness Day on April 2? How?
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