For over a decade, more than 600 cities, 45 countries, and 3000 structures have celebrated World Autism Day by lighting schools, businesses, and public buildings in blue light in efforts to shine a light on autism.
This year Autism Nova Scotia is asking you to help us carry on this tradition in a time where your visual and online support is more important than ever.
We hope you will join us and the rest of the world on April 2nd by participating on social media using #ShineBlueNS. You can show your support for World Autism Day by creating your own events and putting up displays.
On April 3rd, the celebrations continue on: For the remainder of April, we will be celebrating Autism Acceptance Month in Nova Scotia, which is all about promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion in our communities. To see a list of April's Autism Acceptance Month calendar, visit the events page.
We hope you will join us by using #ShineBlueNS on April 2nd, but also let us know what you are doing throughout the month to make our communities more autism-friendly and accessible. Whether it is a sensory-friendly event, a fundraiser in support of Autism Nova Scotia, an education session, or any autism-inclusive stories you can share - we want to know!