Across the world, participants are recognizing April 2nd as Autism Awareness Day.
The Light-it-Up-Blue campaign was created to shed light on the disorder, which studies say, affects 1 in every 110 American children.
130 iconic landmarks across the US, including the Empire State building, shined blue lights laThursday night, to kick off the start of Autism Awareness month, this April.
Here in Texoma, Oklahoma State Senator Jay Paul Gumm, has been very active in bringing public awareness to the growing number of Autism cases.
"To let us all know the challenges these families face both financial both from just pressure on these dealing with the behaviors that sometimes autism causes," said Senator Gumm. "These parents are heroes they are angels on this earth. What they do for their children is something that needs to be respected and thought about on this day in particular."
This year marks the third recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2007.