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Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower Goes Blue in Honor of World Autism Awareness Day April 2

Miami-Dade College
Staff Writer

Miami Dade College’s (MC) National Historic LandmarkFreedom Tower will glow in vibrant blue on Monday, April 2, as part of the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative and in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day.


The iconic Freedom Tower will join 350 other landmarks around the world as they light up in blue to help support efforts to raise awareness about autism, a neurological disorder that impairs an individual’s ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and relate to their surroundings.



Among the landmarks that will be turning blue on April 2 are Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock Observation Deck and Madison Square Garden in New York City; Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France; the famous Tokyo Tower in Japan; and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.



Founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright after their grandson was diagnosed, Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to the concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.


Freedom Tower Goes Blue for World Autism Awareness Day
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 2, 8:00PM
WHERE: Freedom Tower at MDC 600 Biscayne Blvd.

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Date: 2/28/2012