City of Lancaster to Once Again Observe April as Autism Awareness Month
LPAC, MOAH, and Cedar Center to Again Participate in “Light It Up Blue”
For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Lancaster will observe Autism Awareness Month this April as the Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC), the Museum of Art and History (MOAH), and the Cedar Center for the Arts in Downtown Lancaster will participate in “Light It Up Blue.”
The United States has designated April as National Autism Awareness Month,
while April 2 is recognized globally as World Autism Awareness Day (designated by the United Nations in 2007). As such, throughout the month of April, a number of autism awareness events take place around the globe. One such celebrated event is “Light It Up Blue,” where more than 7,000 buildings, landmarks, and iconic structures worldwide are illuminated with blue lighting to raise awareness of autism.
Participating structures have included the George Washington Bridge in New York, Niagara Falls in Canada, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Additionally, thousands of airports, bridges, museums, concert halls, restaurants, hospitals, and retail stores are among the structures lit up in bright blue around the world during the month of April.
Those interested in learning more about National Autism Awareness Month may visit www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month.