Tomorrow, April 2, is Autism Awareness Day.

In many countries, April is Autism Awareness Month. With at least 1 in every 150 children now being diagnosed with Autism, awareness is important for every community.

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

Learn how you can participate in and educate others about Autism.

Join the Autism Society in getting involved with the autism community this April.

Watch a movie. Did you know that something that seems as simple as going to the movies is not an option for many families affected by autism? The Autism Society is working with AMC Theatres to bring special-needs families Sensory Friendly Films every month. Click here for more information.

Become a Fan of World Autism Awareness Day on Facebook – invite your friends!

Wilson Cook, a creative and talented 21-year-old with autism has a  motto, “labels go on soup cans, autism is a diagnosis,” appearing on products ranging from jewelry to water bottles to license plates.

Light Your Night Blue

On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2.

We’re aiming to light the world blue all throughout April — city by city, town by town — by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities.