San Clemente Business will "Light it Up Blue" for Autism Awareness Day

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks

PRIDE Learning Center in San Clemente, Ca, will help raise awareness for autism by participating in the “Light it Up Blue” campaign beginning April 2, 2014.


On April 2, 2014, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism advocacy organization, promotes their annual event called Light it Up Blue.  This is a global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month.  In honor of this day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums and retail stores are among the many communities that take part in Light it Up Blue.  Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. 


PRIDE Learning Center, will help raise awareness by participating in the Light it Up Blue campaign.  The San Clemente Center will be decorated in blue with displays and handouts about autism on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and there will be blue treats for the entire community.   In addition, the employees at PRIDE Learning Center will be dressed in blue.


“We support the Light it Up Blue campaign,” says Lauren Rice, Center Director at the PRIDE Learning Center in San Clemente.  “We want to help increase the awareness of autism spectrum disorders in the San Clemente community and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families” says Rice. 


Autism statistics from the U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 88 American children as on the autism spectrum.  Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls.  An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. 


“We are so pleased and excited to participate in this event to bring autism awareness to the forefront and show that we at PRIDE Learning Center support research efforts to bring an end to this epidemic,” says PRIDE Learning Center Director, Lauren Rice. 


PRIDE Learning Center is located at 665 Camino De Los Mares #204-B in San Clemente.   For more information contact Lauren Rice, 949-284-8015.



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