Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola will be illuminated blue in celebration of the 9th Annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) and Autism Speaks’ ‘Light Up Blue’ campaign. The dome will be illuminated now, through April 3rd, in honor of all people affected by autism around the world.
“I am proud to show support for individuals and families who are affected by autism,” said County Executive Mangano. “We join thousands of landmarks, communities, businesses and homes around the world who are ‘lighting up blue’ in support of this initiative.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. That’s why Autism Speaks and World Autism Awareness Day are so important. They increase global knowledge about autism, and spread awareness about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention.