On April 2, 2011, the world will join together in observation of the Fourth Annual World Autism Awareness Day. And as “Mommy Blogger” states in her blog called “Diary of a Mom”: “This day exists because it has to. Because our children’s ranks are now growing in undeniably epidemic proportions. Because 1 in 110 children are now on the autism spectrum.” Here’s her link, which will take you to a wonderful letter she wrote the president of the United States on behalf of all of us: http://lightthewhitehouseblue.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/this-is-my-autism/
On this day buildings around the world will participate in the campaign to help shine a light on Autism, check http://blog.autismspeaks.org/2011/03/30/2-days-left-until-liub/. “They will Light-Up-Blue as a statement of solidarity, celebration, understanding, compassion, and hope. They will Light-Up-Blue to say, “We are here. We see you. We hear you. We support you” (from Diary of a Mom). On this day I will also change my porch lights to blue, and will explain why to anyone who ask about it. Will you join us in this awareness effort?
Also during this weekend, help us improved the public school Autism elementary classroom on Juncos, PR. We will be collecting donations from April 1-3 on the following Subway Restaurants: Juncos Shopping Center, Caguas Hima, Isla Verde, and Montehiedra Total Gas Station. Visit one of these Subways during the weekend of April 1-3 and make a donation. The collected funds will help purchase materials and equipment to be used as teaching tools for children with Autism. A special thanks to the owner Ronald Rivera, for helping us in this effort and allowing us to use his restaurants for this purpose.