“I believe that inside every person who is bullied there is a strength and a tenacity to survive. You don’t always know that this strength exists, but if you make it through those dark times, you become aware. You become a survivor, someone whose courage and spirit is far stronger than all of the hate and cruelty of their bullies. The one thing that I want to impart to children with autism is knowledge of their own inner strength, and the belief that one day at a time, they, too, can get through this.”
April is National Autism Awareness Month. Eight years ago, the United Nations adopted World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. This day is recognized to shed light on autism as a growing healthy priority.
Autism Speaks has matured into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. They devote funding into research of causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; growing autism awareness; and sponsoring the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
In the spring of 2010, Autism Speaks publicized the launch of the inaugural Light It Up Blue Campaign. Thousands of landmarks such as skyscrapers, schools, businesses, and homes across the world fuse together by shining bright blue lights to honor the individuals and families affected by autism.
Light It Up Blue helps spread awareness and understanding of autism. The campaign brings attention to the needs of all people with autism. But more importantly, it celebrates and honors the distinctive talents and skills of families, students, and all other individuals with autism.
So this April 2, Summit Academy Management will be celebrating our students by ‘Lighting It Up Blue,’ illuminating our management building with blue lights. We are grateful to be able to make an impact on the lives of our students’ future.
Please join us in celebrating with some different way you can Light It Up Blue.
We want to see how you celebrate! Take a pictures and post it to the Summit Academy Facebook page with the hashtag #SummitLIUB and #LIUB. We can’t wait!