5th annual light up blue for autism event held in Chicopee

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In 2007, the United Nations adopted this day to raise awareness about the growing global health crisis.

Many parents failed to identify their children's condition at an early stage and struggle to face up to it after diagnosis, which delays treatment, Jia Meixiang, an autism expert with Peking University Sixth Hospital, said. Some events also include free screening for children, various presentations, and educational and awareness lectures to highlight what autism spectrum disorder is and how it affects individuals with the condition and their families.

Both restaurants' outdoor lights are white on normal days, but they will be blue Sunday.

According to a press release on the White House's official website, President Donald Trump has proclaimed April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day.

The WHO has designated Saima Wazed Hossain, daughter of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as its "Champion for Autism" in South-East Asia Region to generate awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

In addition to helping other students better understand the needs and strengths of children with autism, parents would like to see more resources available in schools. "Wear the shoes of someone with autism and to be a little bit socially awkward for the day is kind of the target", Parakin said.

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"I'm sure everyone knows about Autism Spectrum Disorder". In fact, more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. Autism Speaks and Gulf Coast School for Autism were at Margaritaville to bring autism awareness to the community.

The Walk for Autism-Athens will take place from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 22 at Athens Stadium next to the high school.

Carol Giles, state board member of the Corridor Chapter of the Autism Society of West Virginia, said they support and help families affected by autism.

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

Locally the month is being observed through the Jamaica Autism Support Association, which on Saturday had a fund-raiser - Spectrum of Hope 2.0 - and yesterday celebrated World Autism Day and had a church service.

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