The United Nations has recognized April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day since 2008.
People and cities all over the world did things today to recognize autism awareness. The Empire State Building in New York City was one of many buildings to "light it up blue" and representatives from Autism Speaks rang the opening bell at the NYSE. Even President Obama, a supporter of the autism movement, re-declared his dedication to the issue.
Read President Obama's remarks on WAAD