Light It Up Blue event celebrates Autism Awareness Day in Regina

Tabitha Dunn
April 4, 2017

As part of the Light It Up Blue (LIUB) global campaign for World Autism Awareness Day, Cairo tourist attractions and most prominent landmarks to light up in blue on April 2. In 2014, one of of 100 children in Israel were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). - Blue lit up the night in Pier Park on Sunday. But there are also lots of mothers who show these signs, but don't have a child with autism.

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari highlighted the importance of increasing public education about autism spectrum disorder, noting that such awareness events provide important opportunities for public education and understanding.

Beyond awareness though, Ellison said people need to be mindful of acceptance because that's what inclusion is all about.

China has an acute shortage of speech therapists which are important to develop the language skills of children with autism, Gao Liqun, a speech therapy expert with Beijing Language and Culture University, said. 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.

Its cause remains unknown, though both genetics and environmental factors are thought to play a role, according to Autism Speaks. Cafe Zoe, Nutcracker, Social, Mockingbird Cafe, China Bistro, Take it easy, Theory, Fountain, Cream Center, Woodside Inn, Flamboyante, Boardwalk in Alibag will all be displaying posters, tent cards and distributing handouts on autism to customers.

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According to Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright died in July of previous year after battling pancreatic cancer for nine months.

The City has received a request to help spread the word on World Autism Awareness Day by joining other municipalities in going blue on Sunday, April 2.

This was done as part of Autism Speaks' Light It Up Blue (LIUB) initiative, which was launched in 2010 with the goal of bringing the world's attention to this developmental disability, said a statement. President Donald Trump also promised that his own administration was committed to providing support to autism and educating society about it.

Qatar joined several nations across the globe to mark World Autism Day.

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