Chattanooga To Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day Wednesday

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, five local organizations will join forces to spotlight awareness of autism spectrum disorders and how best to support individuals living with ASD and their families in the region.  

The event will be held at Miller Plaza's Waterhouse Pavilion Wednesday at 10 a.m.  

Members of the autism community and the general public are invited and asked to come dressed in blue to draw attention to the issue of autism awareness.

There will be personal stories from families touching on their journeys with autism and a performance from an individual on the spectrum.  As a visual reminder and a part of the worldwide ‘Light It Up Blue’ campaign forged by Autism Speaks, the Miller Plaza and The Waterhouse Pavilion will be illuminated with blue light. The pavilion will remain lit through the night on Wednesday.

The hosting organizations are Autism & Behavior Services, Chattanooga Autism Center, Orange Grove Center, Signal Centers and Siskin Children’s Institute.


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