Clay Aiken – Are You Blue?

Himeji Castle

Our world turned blue yesterday –  Sunday, April 2nd.  It was World Autism Awareness Day. Thousands of people from all walks of life purchased blue light bulbs to display inside and outside their homes, offices, and even international monuments to show that they care.  Scary statistics have revealed that autism prevalence has increased 78% in just the past five years. It is continuously rising as we speak. Part of the increase has to do with the increase in awareness thanks to greater concentration on the topic.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, intended to draw the world’s attention to autism, a pervasive disorder that affects tens of millions.

The Great Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza

The day aims to raise awareness on ways to tackle autism at different levels- medical, parental, social and psychological levels. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that are lit up in blue light.

The Sydney Opera House

SO…why is this article on a Clay Aiken board? To me, that is an easy question to answer. Clay has been a champion for all children with disabilities. For many years, Clay has worked in a hands-on way to help children with autism and their families. He taught a classroom of children with autism and, as we all know, worked one-on-one with Michael Bubel, a wonderful young man who helped change the path of Clay’s life.

Thomson Reuters Building – Times Square

Thank you, Clay, for opening our minds and hearts to the struggle of families affected by Autism. We have learned so much.

The London Eye

La Basilica de la Sagrada Familia


These pictures are so beautiful.  It is hard to pick only a few!

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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Are You Blue?

  1. Clay did open my eyes and heart to children with autism! I have learned so much and need to learn so much more! Beautiful pictures of historical structures from around the world! Thank you CANN, and will see you tomorrow!

  2. Thank you for this beautiful report on Autism Awareness Day/Month. Clay certainly does his part to make us aware of the challenges of autism through the National Inclusion Project.

  3. Hi, musicfan. Thanks for ketting us know about WAD, I didn’t know a thing about it. The pics are awesome!!

    BTW, I didn’t get this in my email, there was a tweet about it. And I can’t Like your newsletters any more, FB butts in and makes me log in, which I didn’t have to do bfore. I’m going to ask for email again just to b sure I get em all, if I get dupes I’ll let you know, is that OK?

    • Maybe the e-mail got mixed when I didn't post for two days!! Of course it is OK…I appreciate your interest and support!

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