The Nebraska State Capitol will illuminate with blue lights on Saturday in support of Autism Speaks' annual Light It Up Blue global campaign.
The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on the west side of the Capitol building, celebrating Autism Awareness Month.
The Nebraska State Capitol joins a list of nearly 7,000 iconic structures, buildings and landmarks in more than 600 U.S. cities and 90 countries around the world that will shine a bright light on autism as a growing public health crisis.
The Empire State Building in New York City, Aspen Mountain in Colorado, Niagara Falls in Canada, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and even the International Space Station have all joined Autism Speaks in support of the millions of families affected by autism.
Throughout the month of April, Nebraska residents can lend their support by getting involved in three key ways:
· Advocate: Take action as we call on the Nebraska Legislature to support LB 505 and stop the discrimination against insurance coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder. 32 other states have already taken this action.
· Illuminate: Change your white bulbs to blue. Light up your home, business, school, place of worship or even your website blue to show your support.
· Donate: Text Autism to 25383 to donate $10 to Autism Speaks* or make a donation on LightItUpBlue.org.
Visit www.lightitupblue.org for more fun and creative ways that you can support your neighbors and friends.