Science Museum of Virginia Lights It up Blue for Autism Awareness

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The Science Museum of Virginia will participate in Autism Speaks 8th annual autism awareness campaign by lighting up the exterior of the building blue during the month of April.

In April, the Science Museum of Virginia will be joining a national endeavor to raise autism awareness by illuminating Richmond’s historic train station with blue lights.

The Museum will be one of thousands of businesses, schools and organizations who will ‘go blue’ all month long by using exterior lighting to brighten up the night sky – and the future of individuals on the autism spectrum. This collaborative effort is the 8th annual awareness campaign spearheaded by Autism Speaks, a national science and advocacy organization.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading 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. Learn more at

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Chrissy Caldwell
Science Museum of Virginia
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