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Friday, March 23, 2012

Let's Light It Up Blue!!!

Light it up Blue! 
April is national autism awareness month and we would like to ask you to show your support and love for our little Nathan and countless other individuals affected by this disorder. We are lighting it up blue in honor of Nathan, Natalia, Layla, David, Caleb, Raquel and all my little guys at work that I can't name.  All we're asking is that you turn on a blue light and/or wear blue on Monday April 2. You can leave your light on all month, but it's especially important to have it on the 2nd of April, which is World Autism Awareness day. Below is a picture of the blue light bulbs available at Home Depot. They are only $2 and the proceeds to go Autism Speaks. You can use blue light bulbs or blue Christmas lights...  any light will do. Last year in Massachusetts,MGH, the State House and Fenway Park lit it up blue. To learn more please visit:

Our Nathan is doing unbelievably well: he is talking, he is potty trained, he knows his alphabet in upper and lower case, he can count to 20, he knows all his shapes and colors and is even starting to learn his address and phone number!!! NONE of this would have been possible if we had not received the early intervention services thanks to organizations like Autism Speaks, who've raised millions of dollars and awareness around the world! We'd love it if you'd join us!

Love and blessings,


Here's how WE Lit It Up Blue last year:
Our family- April 2, 2011 
Even his tongue was blue!
How Boston Lit It Up Blue:
Massachusetts State House!!!

Fenway Park!!!
Official description from Autism Speaks in regards to the "Light it up Blue" campaign:

WHAT IS Light It Up Blue?
Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism. Whether it's your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism.

About Light It Up Blue
Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative by Autism Speaks to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support on April 2, 2012 - World Autism Awareness Day.

About World Autism Awareness Day
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), with the goal of bringing the world's attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions.
World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health concern. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism crisis and impart information
regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of people with autism, and features community events around the world where
individuals with autism and their families are warmly welcomed and embraced.

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