Historic City Hall Clock Tower to shine blue for World Autism Awareness Day on Friday, April 2nd

April 02, 2021

Louisville – Metro Council President David James (D-6) announces on Friday, April 2nd, the Historic City Hall Clock Tower glow the color blue in order to remind everyone of World Autism Awareness Day.

          “While much has been done over the last few years to bring attention to Autism and its impact on children, we must stand together as a community to show support for all who have been touched by this disease,” says James. “The Clock Tower is in many ways a beacon to everyone that we must work together to help in such a cause.”

          Approximately 1 in every 59 American children lives with ASD. That means that approximately 500,000 of our Nation's young people who turn 18 over the next decade enter adulthood with ASD.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s 2019 statistics estimates Jefferson Co. has approximately 14,000+ individuals on the autism spectrum.

          As the Clock Tower glows blue, Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville invite everyone to Light the Bridge Blue on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Big four Bridge. The group also encourages the community lighting to light up their homes, buildings, and businesses in the color blue or wear the color blue on April 2nd, 2021.

          For more information about autism in Kentucky and the available support for families affected by autism, check out FEAT of Louisville at: https://featoflouisville.org/

 

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