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Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

March 20, 2014

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Did you know that autism affects 1 in every 88 children in America? Missouri has seen a nearly 400% increase in the occurrence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the past 10 years.

That’s why we are joining together in our community to Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. We need your support!

Join us on April 2 at the Francis Quadrangle on the MU campus at 4:30 p.m. to stand together. There will be a balloon release as well as prizes and visits from MU’s Truman the Tiger and Women’s and Children’s Hospital mascot, T.J.

Sponsoring agencies include: The Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, along with Alternative Community Training (ACT), Easter Seals Midwest, Boone County Family Resources, MU School of Health Professions and Services for Independent Living (SIL).

Invite all your friends and family and see you on Wednesday, April 2. Don’t forget to wear blue!