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Light It Up Blue

 Join us in celebrating April as Autism Awareness Month! Participate in the Light It Up Blue initiative or attend one of our many awareness & fundraising events:

Each April, Autism Speaks celebrates Autism Awareness Month along with the international autism community through its Light It Up Blue campaign. In honor of April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day, and the entire month of April, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores light it up blue, alongside residential homes and communities. Check out all the ways you can personally participate in the campaign here!

Want to help light Chicago up blue? Learn more by emailing Jose Macias!


Come one, come all to our 3rd annual Light Up the Bean event on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd! Meet us at 7:15pm with friends & family to turn the Bean reflection blue and to watch the Chicago skyline light up blue.


Our SIXTH annual Double Denim Bar Crawl on April 12th met its goal and raised $6,035! Over 275 people enjoyed an all-day bar crawl through Wrigleyville filled with contests, drink specials and ridiculous denim outfits. What a #HugeParty!



Attend our biggest event of the year - Illuminate on April 26th! Our annual Light It Up Blue cocktail reception is the perfect combination of celebrating our mission and enjoying our organization of good friends. Help us make this year even better than last year - get your tickets now! The night will include heavy appetizers, open bar, killer silent auction, a DJ and photo booth. Don't miss it, we can't wait to see you there!