PRLog - March 19, 2014 - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- On April 2, 2014, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism advocacy organization, promotes their annual event called Light it Up Blue. This is a global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month. In honor of this day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums and retail stores are among the many communities that take part in Light it Up Blue. Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.
Light it Up Blue - Autism Awareness Month
PRIDE Learning Center, will help raise awareness by participating in the Light it Up Blue campaign. The Newport Beach Center will be decorated in blue with displays and handouts about autism on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. There will also be blue treats for the entire community. In addition, the employees at PRIDE Learning Center will be dressed in blue.
“We support the Light it Up Blue campaign,” says Tamison Andersen, Center Director at the PRIDE Learning Center in Newport Beach. “We want to help increase the awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Newport Beach community and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families” says Andersen.
Autism statistics from the U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 88 American children as on the autism spectrum. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.
“We are so pleased and excited to participate in this event to bring autism awareness to the forefront and show that we at PRIDE Learning Center support research efforts to bring an end to this epidemic,” says PRIDE Learning Center Director, Tamison Andersen.
PRIDE Learning Center is located at 4000 Birch Street, Suite 113 in Newport Beach. For more information contact Tamison Andersen, 949-891-0125.