Autism Speaks campaign celebrates ADA
The act is meant to improve the lives of Americans with disabilities who experience discrimination in education, employment and other public settings.
Autism Speaks planned the march in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the ADA's passage. The march was held in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., close to the White House.
Before sunset, the advocates met to light blue lights for “Light It Up Blue.” The goal of the campaign is to shed light on the best application of policies that are designed to help people with autism as well as their families.
As part of the overall campaign, Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks, has lit blue lights on buildings and capitals worldwide. Her efforts will raise awareness of the acceptance, communities, and needs of people with autism in the U.S.
“As we celebrate this important anniversary of the ADA, it is also an opportunity to honor Suzanne’s vision through Light It Up Blue by shining another light in Washington, D.C.,” Angela Geiger, president and CEO of Autism Speaks, said.
The campaign first started in 2007 for World Autism Awareness Day. A multitude of business, homes, landmarks, schools and skyscrapers around the world honor the day with blue lights.
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