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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Light It Up Blue!

Autism affects 1 in every 88 children born today.  All my classes discussed and learned about autism in preperation for today (April 2nd) World Autism Awareness Day.  We discussed the role of the organization Autism Speaks and learned about their campaign "Light it up Blue!".  To spread awareness they ask that on April 2nd we change our regular lightbulbs to blue.  At the Garfield School we decided to light it up blue by creating our own lightbulbs.  Using blue glue on sheets of plastic we created our lightbulbs.  Once dry each student demonstrated their support for this day by writing their name in the center of their bulb.  You can visit for more information or watch this short video to see how people lit it up blue last year:

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