Join us in celebration for 2016 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.

World Autism Awareness Day shines a light on autism as a growing global health crisis.  Part of this day is the Light It Up Blue campaign, where over 160 countries worldwide get involved in the awareness campaign by lighting up landmarks, buildings and cities all around the world.

The South African public is encouraged to shine blue lights, hoist blue flags and wear blue clothes as a symbol of solidarity with persons with autism and their families’ struggles to be recognized as equal citizens.