Seeing Blue for Awareness

By: Riley Miller

Blue is a pretty significant color here at the University of Kentucky.  But this month, the color blue has even more meaning.  Blue is the official color for Autism Awareness, and April is Autism Awareness Month.

One in 68 children in the United States identifies as having Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Students involved with the UK Best Buddies program and UK’s SCEC club have been working to spread awareness all over campus and the Lexington community.  Many buildings and dorms all over campus are lighting up blue to honor the millions of individuals and families across the world affected by autism.

The Best Buddies program is hosting their annual Cats Dance this Saturday at C-S-F from 5-7 p.m.  The dance is a celebration of Best Buddies, and will also culminate autism awareness into the night’s festivities.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, you can email bestbuddiesuky@gmail.com.  You can also visit them on Facebook at Facebook.com/bestbuddyuky, or follow them on Twitter @BestBuddiesUK.


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