Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dive Immersion shows support for Light It Up Blue

On April 2, 2012, Autism Speaks and the global autism community celebrated the fifth annual United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. In celebration of this day, Autism Speaks launched an international initiative called Light It Up Blue

It’s a simple idea – buildings, schools, retailers, homes, houses of worship and more turn their lights blue or put signs in their windows to show their support for the autism community. Last year, over 2000 buildings, landmarks and more turned blue. 

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that impacts communication, behavior and social relationships, affecting 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys. Autism transcends all social, cultural and geographic boundaries, and has become the fastest growing global public health crisis. 

L-R: Jonathan Langham, Liz Mercure, Susan Street, Anne Lewin
Drew Commins, Susan Oglesby, Chris Duncan and Ed Ryan

Georgia Aquarium lit up the Georgia Aquarium “G” logo on the building in blue, along with other initiatives in the building. Members of the Dive Immersion staff showed their support for Light It Up Blue by swapping out their normal red shirts with blue ones.

Hundreds of organizations and attractions participated in the initiative, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Observation Deck and Bloomberg Tower in New York City; CN Tower in Canada; the Sydney Opera House in Australia; and Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil.


  1. I don't mean like a self-help book. But a book with a storyline, characters, etc. A novel, in a way. A book that makes you go like, "Wow, I'm ready...

  2. I would like to learn more about your program, but the black background and light letters make the page too hard to read. It seems like a program that would be good for veterans with PTSD, and I would like to call it to the attention of some veterans I know. Is there a page with more accessible information>