World Autism Awareness Day

Fact: Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys?

Hey Everyone, 

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I’m taking part in the RJ Scott’s Autism Awareness Project. 

You can read RJ’s post here:
http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.com/2015/04/world-autism-awareness-day.html

Starting from April 2nd, iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, museums, schools, homes and more will participate in Light It Up Blue to honor people with autism worldwide. 
Photos will be posted using the hastag #LIUB so you can see what people around the world have done. 

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day I’ll be running a contest. Entering is simple, all you have to do is answer the following question:

If you could pick one building or landmark, anywhere in the world, to participate in Light It Up Blue, which would you choose? 

The prize will be an eReader with books donated by RJ Scott, Beany Sparks, Jesse Frankel, Ellen Cross and more! 

The contest will run until Friday 17th April. 

Now because I’ll be at Queermance from the 17th – 20th, I’ll see what sort of goodies I can find while I’m there. Depending on what I find, I might do second, and possibly third, place winners. We shall see 😉

19 thoughts on “World Autism Awareness Day

  1. I would have to pick from my home city the Milwaukee Art Museum especially the iconic Calatrava addition to it.

  2. I have to agree, the Golden Gate Bridge, because it’s normally bright orange, a switch to blue would definitely attract attention.

  3. I think that the Washington Monument would look amazing in blue. It’s such a centerpiece in Washington D.C. that it would be seen for miles.

  4. I actually have 2. Mount Rushmore and Big Ben in England. Not only would they look gorgeous lite in blue but they could be seen for miles maybe bringing more awareness

  5. Buckingham Palace would look pretty nifty lit up in blue, but I would love if many important buidlings and locations were lit up like a supporting wave of blue light moving on Big Ben/House of Parliament, moving up north to Edinburgh Castle then to Paris (Eifle Tower) and so on around the world, Sidney Harbour bridge, to Golden Gate Bridge then finally ending up in Washington DC White House or perhaps the Statue of Liberty, or starting there and ending up in London. Wouldn’t that be spectacular, like passing the Olympic torch around the world 🙂
    Thank you for being part of this blog tour and for a chance to win an ebook with lots of glorius books loaded onto it 🙂

  6. First of all thank you for participating in this important blog tour and thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    I’ve read somewhere (i don’t know if it’s true) that Abraham Lincoln had some form of autism, due to that and due to the fact he was the one who said and i quote :
    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”
    I would choose Lincoln Memorial Washington.

  7. I would agree with Lauire P. The Great Wall of China, so that everybody could see it, even from outer space
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