Virtual Light It Up Blue! event marks Autism Awareness Day

March 17, 2020

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The Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) and Autism Action Partnership (AAP) will collaborate on a Virtual Light It Up Blue! celebration on April 2.

This year marks the 13th anniversary of World Autism Awareness Day. Locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, thousands of buildings and other landmarks will be lit up in blue to mark the day and in recognition and celebration of the autism community. Buildings that will be lit up blue in Nebraska will include the Nebraska State Capitol, Woodmen Tower, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Desert Dome, Creighton Prep's Bell Tower, and UNMC's Munroe-Meyer Institute building, UNMC's Hope Tower and the UNMC walkway over 42nd St.

The organizations will be sharing information, photos and videos on social media throughout the day. All members of the community are encouraged to join in the fun using #LIUB2020. You can show your support by sharing how you "light it up blue!" Wear a blue T-shirt, share a message, take a picture next to a building that is lit blue -- show your support.

Follow MMI and AAP social media accounts for more information.

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