Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Autism Awareness Day

April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day.

ASRCs day started out at 6am as Bill Butler (ASRC President) and Lisa McGrew (ASRC volunteer and Mrs. Nueces County) spoke with John Thomas at KiiiTV about the significance of the day, the new autism rates and our new organization. (see interview link to the right)

Later that day, ASRC had a table at Robstown's 1st "Light It Up Blue" festival at the Boys and Girls Club. Many people came out for the food and fun, and most importantly the information provided by organizations such as ECI, Headstart, and Almouie Pediatrics. The Trevino family did an amazing job organizing this event.

And lastly, that night we saw the "Light It Up Blue" campaign in action. Autism Speaks initiated the "Light It Up Blue" concept in which buildings and monuments around the world are encouraged to shine blue light in support of Autism Awareness. After numerous phone calls and emails from local parents requesting the city light up the Harbor Bridge, we reveled in the results. It was fate - as the Hooks were already lighting it blue - but to us it had a lot more meaning.

Now we are looking forward to the Autism Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 7th at 11am at Heritage Park. We hope to see you there.