The World Lights it Up Blue to Support Autism
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. ASD affects over 3 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.
Researchers are looking at the role of environmental and genetic factors in autism. Autism Speaks is working to increase awareness of autism and issues associated with the condition, where further research has the potential to improve the lives of those who struggle with autism. The world is taking a stand and uniting to bring awareness to the disorder by bridging together to fight for a cure. Keep reading to see how the world lights it up blue to support autism.