In case you were wondering about those blue lights twinkling on neighbors’ porches or at local businesses, the answer is simple.
April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the signature color is blue. Besides decking its trees in blue lights, the Royal Oak-based Judson Center also pushes to keep the community informed about autism spectrum disorder.
All are welcome to participate in the Bring Autism to Light campaign. Free blue LED lightbulbs can be picked up at the Judson Center or at any of Royal Oak’s three fire stations.
The Judson Center is a nonprofit that provides programs and services for individuals and families affected by autism. ASD is a neurobiological disorder that impacts the development of social skills, communication skills, sensory regulation and behaviors.
One in 59 children are diagnosed with ASD, and more than 50,000 individuals in Michigan are living with ASD, according to a Judson Center press release.
For complete news story: C and G News Judson Center.