Light It Up Blue is the annual kick-off event for Autism Awareness Month, and members of the HISD community are encouraged to wear blue on Tuesday, April 2 (World Autism Awareness Day), to help spread the word.
World Autism Awareness Day is internationally recognized on April 2 every year and is meant to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and to educate the public about autism.
The entire month of April is World Autism Month, and people around the globe are encouraged to #LightItUpBlue to show support and understanding for those with autism. Learn more about how to Light It Up Blue here.
Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. Autism can be present from birth or develop during early childhood (typically within the first three years). Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause.
The Office of Special Education will also be hosting an autism parent meeting at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092) from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2.
Parents and campuses can find additional autism resources by clicking here or by following @HISDSPED on Twitter.