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Light It Up Blue

Autism Awareness Month: I Get to Light It Up Blue All Year

Laurie Levy | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Laurie Levy

April is Autism Awareness Month. My inbox is filled with "Light it up blue" (#LIUB) emails. Blue light bulbs, shirts, and ribbons are supposed to remind all of us that autism is still a puzzle to figure out, and research is still needed.

Thank You for the Ribbon

Randi Evans | Posted 09.14.2015 | Parents
Randi Evans

I am the proud mother of a child with Asperger's, and my son gets a hard lesson in life every day. His lessons are not related to points on a scoreboard or winning and losing, his lessons are about dealing with people.

You're Not as 'Normal' as You Think You Are: Redefining 'Normal'

Randi Evans | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Randi Evans

My son is beautiful and more importantly, he's true to who he is, more true than I could ever be. And the only time he's ever embarrassed about who he is, is when I have to remind him that "we can't do that here," or when he's drawing eyes that look at him like he's crazy.

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

I Will Not 'Light It Up Blue'

Michelle Sutton | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Michelle Sutton

Acceptance is different than awareness. Acceptance means that everyone is worthwhile, no one's neurology is made fun of, and everyone gets the support they need without having to fight legislators to provide it.

Autism Speaks Founders: 'Medical Associations Don't Really Have A Handle On It... Families Are Left To Struggle'

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Autism Awareness Month is here and Bob and Suzanne Wright, the founders of the leading advocacy organization Autism Speaks, joined HuffPost to discuss...

Go Blue! No, Not For U-M, For Autism Awareness

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

As Michigan lawmakers get set to enact legislation improving health care coverage for people suffering from autism, state landmarks will change color ...