April is Autism Awareness month! In honor of all the people worldwide that have or are affected by autism, buildings and homes across the world will showcase blue lights - including the famous Utica Tower landmark.


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"Autism Speaks" is once again asking sporting arenas, landmarks, museums, schools, bridges, homes, (and pretty much any other building or structure you could think of), to turn their lights blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Month. Buildings and organizations that are participating in this worldwide event will turn their lights blue starting April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day.

The Utica Tower will be doing their part for World Autism Awareness Month, as they turn their lights blue, as well. The Utica Tower is one of the most visible and recognizable landmarks as you head into Utica, standing 125 feet, with "Utica" written out in 7-foot tall red lights. It was one of the first structures I noticed the first time I headed out to Central New York.

Other places taking part in "Autism Speaks - Light it Up Blue MV" include the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Dunham Library, and the Varick Bar and Grill.


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Last year, hundreds of structures and buildings all across the world turned their lights blue for World Autism Awareness Month including the Empire State Building, and even the Pyramids in Egypt.

Make sure you keep a look out for all the places in Central New York that are turning their lights blue, starting tomorrow (April 2), for World Autism Awareness Month!