San Luis Obispo, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 29, 2011
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, an internationally recognized leader in literacy research, remediation, and professional development, will help raise awareness for autism by participating in the “Light It Up Blue” campaign beginning April 1st.
All 43 Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers throughout the U.S., Australia, and United Kingdom will be decorated in blue with displays about autism on Friday, April 1st. The displays will include facts about autism that will be carried over to Lindamood-Bell’s online outreach efforts. Additionally, all Lindamood-Bell employees will wear blue on Friday, April 1st to help raise awareness for autism and commemorate World Autism Awareness Day in collaboration with Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, launched its inaugural Light It Up Blue campaign last year. To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2nd, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism.
Autism affects approximately 67 million people worldwide and is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, with boys at a rate of 1 in 70. The prevalence of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.
To find out how you can take part in Light It Up Blue, and to find events in your area, visit the Autism Speaks, Light It Up Blue Website at http://www.lightitupblue.org.
To find a local Lindamood-Bell Learning Center in your area, and for more information about Lindamood-Bell, visit http://www.lindamoodbell.com.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Each year, Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism fundraising events are held in more than 70 cities across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.
About Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Lindamood-Bell is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs for language and literacy development. Their Learning Centers specialize in one-to-one instruction based on the individual’s learning needs. Through diagnostic evaluation, specific strengths and weaknesses can be identified and remediated. Lindamood-Bell also collaborates with hundreds of schools to provide innovative instructional programs, professional development, and consulting. Lindamood-Bell has received national recognition from CNN, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report and the neuroscience journal Neuron, along with being featured on the PBS special The Secret Life of the Brain. More information on Lindamood-Bell is available online at http://www.lindamoodbell.com.
LINDAMOOD-BELL LEARNING PROCESSES
Contact: Erin Bell, Director of Communications (805) 541-3836
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