Tonawanda News

NT

April 3, 2013

NT City Hall turned blue for autism awareness

(Continued)

Tonawanda News — But what is clear is Farris’ resoluteness to shed light on the issue of autism. With the United Nations declaration six years ago that April 2 would officially be known as World Autism Awareness Day, she decided she’d try to find a way to localize the initiative.  

Farris said she approached Mayor Rob Ortt’s office earlier this year, as she searched for a way to advance the community’s understanding of autism, when he agreed take part in the worldwide “Light It Up Blue” campaign. 

The agreement was highlighted on Tuesday, when the blue lights adorning City Hall and the blue clothing of government employees inside of it were prevalent, in an effort to bolster awareness. Ortt read a proclamation honoring Farris and her daughter during the city council meeting. 

Nationally, April is also known as autism awareness month, with a walk to raise money for education and research scheduled for April 27 by Summit Educational Resources. 

“It’s all about advocacy and education,” Farris said. 

For more information on the walk go to www.summited.org, and for autism resources www.lightitupblue.org. 

MORE INFORMATION • For more information on World Autism Awareness Day or the "Light it up Blue" campaign, visit www.summited.org and www.lightitupblue.org.

Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115.

Text Only
NT
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook
Front page
NDN Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success