Autism is a developmental disorder that impacts a person’s ability to communicate and socialize. It is often accompanied by repetitive or ritualized behaviors and debilitating health issues. It is one of only three health issues to be recognized by the United Nations and is a growing global health crisis. According to autismnj.org,New Jersey has one of the highest incidence rates of the disorder and it affects 1 in 45 children in the state.
It’s easy to get involved in the Light It Up Blue campaign. Autism Speaks suggests wearing blue, changing porch lights to blue and taking “Light It Up Blue” selfies with a LIUB selfie sign. Post selfies to social media with the hashtag #LIUB.