World Autism Awareness Day

The 14th annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2021. Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world come together on April 2 to Light It Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them.

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139), to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. Lots of wonderful resources and information can be found here.


How to Support World Autism Awareness Day

  • Join us and Autism Speaks on April 2nd as we Light it up Blue! Wear blue to show you support a more inclusive world for people with autism.
    • Take a picture of yourself or your student wearing blue and we will share the photos to show our support for Light it up Blue! Email photos to By emailing photos you are granting permission for us to post them on our website and/or social media. 
  • Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) has organized the All in for Autism 5K/10K Run/Walk. Due to the challenges we face with COVID-19, the All in for Autism event will be a virtual race. This event is in its 14th year and as always, brings awareness and funds to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families and caregivers. More information and registration can be found here. To increase awareness about the number of children diagnosed with ASD, Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club has structured the All in for Autism Run/Walk from April 25th-June 17th, 2021. That means there is a 54 day window for individuals to reach their goal of completing a virtual 5K, 10K or 54 miles.  Make sure to register!


Help Provide Autism Awareness Books

During the month of April, our DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee) will be continuing our Windows & Mirrors Book Drive in support and honor of Autism Awareness. ALL BOOKS PURCHASED WILL BENEFIT CANYON CREEK CLASSROOMS AND LIBRARY.

Find more details about this book drive and how you can help.



We want to bring attention to
National Observances & Commemorative Months
as well as UN International Days.
Check out our article about this!