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Carson City buildings to participte in Autism Speaks’ Light it up Blue Campaign to raise awareness

Nevadaand#8217;s Capitol Building, 406 East 2nd St. and the Governorand#8217;s Mansion, 606 Mountain St. in Carson City, Nev. will be lit in special blue lights on the evening of Thursday, April 1 and remain lit for the entire month of April in support of Autism Speaksand#8217; global Light It Up Blue campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) and Autism Awareness Month. Nearly 200 iconic landmarks, airports, bridges, sports arenas, museums, concert halls, restaurants as well as retail, corporate and media partners in over 25 U.S. cities and 15 countries will light up in bright blue that night to raise awareness and shine a light on autism as a growing public health crisis now affecting 1 in every 110 American children.

Ways members of the community can support Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue campaign:

Light windows or homes in blue lights.

Ask other local businesses to go blue on the eve of World Autism Awareness Day.

Donate and learn more online at http://www.lightitupblue.org.

Bake puzzle piece shaped cookies and frost them with blue icing, then bring them to your school, work or place of worship to raise autism awareness.

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Wear blue clothing or the Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin on April 2 and ask your co-workers, schools and friends to wear blue too. Take pictures and add them to our Flickr gallery http://www.lightitupblue.org.

For other unique and fun ideas visit Light It Up Blue website at http://www.lightitupblue.org.