Naperville has turned a shade of blue to help raise awareness for autism, the developmental disorder that affects one in 68 children.
At a recent Council meeting, Mayor Pradel declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day in the City of Naperville, and several organizations came out to accept the proclamation.
In honor of the cause, the Naperville Park District has changed Moser Tower’s lights to shine blue for part of April as the whole month is dedicated to raising awareness for the growing disorder.
“Throughout the month we are hoping people ‘light up the blue’ as they say, in recognition of autism awareness, so that people will ask the question, ‘what is that about?’” said Walter Johnson, President and CEO of Turning Pointe. “I think it helps when the entire community plays a role and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
Turning Pointe is also giving out blue lights for residents to replace their regular light-bulbs with to show support.
If you still want a light-bulb, you can pick one up at Turning Pointe or at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce offices.
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