Many locations and landmarks around our beautiful state took part in Light it up Blue on April 2nd in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. WA joined other iconic buildings across the world such as the Empire State Building to shine a light on increasing awareness, acceptance and understanding of people with Autism in our community.
The month saw the community come together to show how important it is to accept, support and celebrate the strengths and achievements of each and every person with Autism in our community. While we celebrate the uniqueness of individuals with Autism each and every day, Light it Up Blue kicked off World Autism Awareness Week and Autism Awareness month with a range of events and celebrations throughout the month of April for the community to get involved in.
Perth Glows Blue
If you happened to be in the Perth CBD on the night, you will have seen the fluorescent blue light glowing from many well-recognised landmarks. From the light shining off the water below Matagarup Bridge, to the Bell Tower lighting up Elizabeth Quay, the locations that turned blue for the night in the CBD and surrounding areas included:
A Shining Light in our Regional Communities
It was amazing to see so many of our regional communities participate in Light it Up Blue this month; helping make this Autism Awareness Day one of the most memorable years. From the South-West to the Mid-West, and to the Goldfields; regional WA shone just as bright as Perth. It was incredible to have our whole state come together to ignite change and embrace difference in our community. The regional locations that participated included:
The amazing community collaboration we witnessed on World Autism Awareness Day made Light it Up Blue a sight to see, we can’t wait to see who will light it up next year! If you pointed out any ‘Light it Up Blue’ landmarks on the night and have photos to share, please email us at Marketing@autism.org.au or tag us on social media so we can see your snaps!
^ Photographer: Main Roads WA
# Artist: Rick Vermey
Photographer: Rick Vermey