Light It Up Blue
World Autism Day
April 2nd, 2017
What is autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Most are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in every 68 children is on the autism spectrum.
What is World Autism Day and why does it matter?
Each April 2nd, the international autism community celebrates in recognition World Autism Awareness Day.Thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light blue” in support of people living with autism. Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place to increase understanding and acceptance and further support people with autism. To join us or learn more, please visit www.AutismSpeaks.org/liub
What buildings and landmarks that have gone and going "blue"?
Thousands of buildings and landmarks have gone “blue” year after year, including the Empire State building in New York, Sydney Opera House in Australia, Niagara Falls in Canada, The Great Pyramids of Giza, The Freedom Tower in New York, John Hancock Center in Chicago, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, and many others. The Light It Up Blue campaign is celebrated in 157 countries around the world. This year Miramichi will also be Lighting It Up Blue by the City Hall, Autism resources Miramichi and we are hoping many homes and businesses will join us in order to spread awareness and also to celebrate the uniqueness of the individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Please see to this LINK to a short (1min) video explaining Light It Up Blue:
All Things Ladies IS BACK!!!
*May 13th, 2017 ~ Saturday
*Riverside Entertainment Center Inc.
* Price of tickets: $20.00 each
~ Tickets can be purchased starting March 20th:
Autism Resources Miramichi INC.
Town Hill Jewelry
River City Fitness
BUY HERE!!!~ Click on All Things Ladies Link to find PayPal
At this event,We bring all of the things ladies love to one place at one time!!!
Come and enjoy a great night out with:~Good food~Shopping~Music
SOCIALIZE WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS!This is a night just for the ladies!
We have petro Gas cards for sale. Anyone can donate their Petro points at any of the 4 local Petro can Gas stations. We then turn those points into gas cards to sell! This is a great fundraiser for the centre. Please stop by and buy your gas card today!
Also makes a great gift.