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Graceland Goes Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

April 02, 2013

Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis will be illuminated this evening, April 2, with special blue lights in support of "World Autism Awareness Day" and Autism Awareness Month. Check out this week's photo spotlight!

"World Autism Awareness Day" shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. The day's events help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, "World Autism Awareness Day" celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe. Learn more about how you can raise awareness by clicking here.

The iconic mansion joins a list of nearly 3000 structures, buildings and landmarks in over 600 cities and 45 countries around the world that shine a bright light on autism as a growing public health crisis. By bringing together autism organizations all around the world, we give a voice to the millions of individuals worldwide who are undiagnosed, misunderstood and looking for help.

Learn more about Autism Awareness Month and check out the photo gallery and video of Graceland going blue in 2012!