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Shining a Light on Autism

Blue-hued bulbs help raise awareness

One in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    This month — Autism Awareness Month — the Autism Speaks organization is recruiting residences, businesses and buildings to change their exterior light bulbs from white to blue to raise awareness.
    Drum Point Lighthouse at Calvert Marine Museum is leading the way in the Light It Up Blue campaign.
    The blue hue — cast from six exterior bulbs — glows on land and sea from the iconic landmark.
    “It serves as a beacon of hope, letting families who are affected know that they are not alone, support is there and change is possible,” said Calvert Marine Museum spokeswoman Kathleen Porecki.
    Throughout the month, Sneade’s ACE Home Center in both Lusby and Owings is donating half the proceeds from its sale of blue bulbs to Autism. Buy your bulb and light up blue for autism awareness.