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World Autism Month

 Apr 01 - Apr 30, 2019 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) joins Autism Speaks to recognize April as World Autism Month. Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place throughout the month to increase understanding and acceptance and foster worldwide support. DOH-Seminole has partnered with Nemours Children's Health System for autism screening and awareness. To learn more about the Nemours and their program for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder visit

The Light It Up Blue initiative was created by Autism Speaks in 2010. Since that time, joined by the international autism community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world light blue on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) in recognition of people living with autism. In 2017, 170 countries from all 7 continents participated.

Download the Selfie Sign to use and show your support for people with autism. Then share photos by posting them with the hashtag #LightItUpBlue to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram.

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Event Starts: 12:00 AM

Event Ends: 11:55 PM