As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue #LIUB for World Autism Awareness Day #WAAD

Today is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).

World Autism Awareness Day is a day to rally people around the world to raise awareness about a disorder that impacts 1 in 68 children. This is your opportunity to get your family, friends, and workplace on board to draw attention to the needs of those affected by autism and to educate people on what autism is.

Our hope is that this one day will spark increased awareness and support for autism year-round. WAAD may just be one day... but autism is a lifelong disorder that needs attention the other 364 days of the year.
- Autism Speaks Canada

In honor of people with autism worldwide, iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, schools, universities, bridges, retail stores, and thousands of homes will light blue beginning today.

This year we've joined Autism Speaks Canada’s ‘Light It Up Blue’ (LIUB) online campaign and had a photo shoot! Sometimes It’s hard for Bryce to make eye contact and smile for the camera, so just taking one picture isn’t always easy, instead, we take a bunch! Here’s the results of our little photo shoot of selfies in honour of World Autism Awareness Day!

We’ve also turned our Facebook and Twitter pages blue today in celebration of WAAD! Find out how you can too and Light It Up Blue!

Find out how you can Light It Up Blue and help spread autism awareness throughout your community!

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya and Bryce

P.S. Whether or not you support Autism Speaks organizations, this month and this campaign, is all about raising autism awareness and it starts with conversation. This month more than anything else is when the media and social media starts the discussion and ‘'blue’ gets people talking about autism which leads to understanding and acceptance and THAT is what Autism Awareness month is all about.

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