This coming, Monday (April 2), come show your support and celebrate those in our community who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Each April, Autism Speaks celebrates the start of its signature campaign, Light It Up Blue, along with the international autism community in recognition of UN sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day and April, World Autism Month.

Thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “go blue” in support of people living with autism.

Once again this year, the City of Danbury will join the autism awareness movement. Mayor Mark Boughton, is on board, will you be too?

 Emanuela Palmares of Danbury is spearheading the movement. Her son was diagnosed at age 2, and since has received autism intervention services for the past three years, and made incredible gains in some areas due to therapy. But unfortunately, Caio has also developed some health issues that have become a daily struggle in his life, an aspect of the effects of autism that is often overlooked. Caio is one of many children in our community that live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This Monday's rally will be a sensory-friendly ceremony, and that means lower sound levels, attendees are free to talk and walk around, but there will be designated quiet area and ear muffs available, so that all families can attend and see the building light up blue in their honor.

You can be a part of this movement on Monday April 2nd from 7-8 pm at Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Ave.

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