City of Lancaster to Observe April as Autism Awareness Month

For the third consecutive year, the City of Lancaster will observe Autism Awareness Month this April. Once again, both the Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in downtown Lancaster will be participating in “Light It Up Blue.” In the United States, April is designated as National Autism Awareness Month, with April globally recognized as World Autism Awareness Day (designated by the United Nations in 2007). Throughout the month of April, a number of autism awareness events take place in the United States and around the world. One such well-known event is “Light It Up Blue,” where iconic landmarks and buildings worldwide are illuminated with blue lighting to raise awareness of autism. Participating “Light It Up Blue” structures have included the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House, and St. Sava Temple in Serbia. Those interested in learning more about National Autism Awareness Month may visit www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month.

City Of Lancaster Press Release

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