Coldwater Michigan's
      Autism Awareness Information Page

Coldwater Autism Awareness Events

April 2: Autism Speak's Light It Up Blue Day
April 6: Chemical Bank's Autism Awareness Day
April 13: Coldwater Autism Awareness Day
April 25: Pampered Chef Fundraiser (online)
    for The Autisim Alliance of Michigan

Participating Businesses

Allure Salon (blue hair extensions)
Chemical Bank (wearing blue day - 6th)
The Daily Reporter (media/publicity)
Kasey Myers-Zimmerman
    Pampered Chef Demonstrator (wearing blue) (website/publicity)
Taylor's Stationers (wearing blue day - 13th)

Other Helping Businesses

The Home Depot (selling Light it Up Blue
    lanterns and light bulbs)

Local Support Groups

Blessed Branches - Treasured Leaves


If your business is interested in participating and would like to be mentioned on this site, or if you have any suggestions/additions for this site, click on the button below:

April is National Autism Awareness Month!

In the 1970s, the Autism Society designated April as National Autism Awareness Month in order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. There is no governing authority formally pronouncing Autism Awareness Month, nor is there any official website, but rather, National Autism Awareness Month is a grassroots effort recognized by millions of families affected by autism. Businesses and organizations are participating in spreading autism awareness specifically because of the efforts of these families. Read more...

Local Media Mention

Raising awareness Autism support group grows, plans events (The Daily Reporter, 1/11/13)

Autistic Child Factor in Educator's Path (The Daily Reporter, 4/4/12)

Autism Spectrum Presents Challenges (The Daily Reporter, 4/3/12, released online 5/2/12)
Autism Awareness Subject of Day, Month (The Daily Reporter, 4/2/12)
Autism in Children on the Rise (WTVB, 3/30/12)

Wearing Blue for Autism Awareness

On April 2nd each year, Autism Speaks, a national organization promoting autism research, celebrates a Light It Up Blue / World Autism Day. Following the "blue" example, many individuals in our community are making a commitment to wear blue throughout the National Autism Awareness Month of April - via hair, clothing, bracelets or pin-on ribbons. Some local businesses, such as Chemical Bank (right), are even sponsoring days in which their employees will all wear blue. When you encounter one of these individuals this month, be sure to ask them if they know someone who is autistic and how it has affected them.
Chemical Bank of
                      Coldwater, MI wore blue on 4/6/12 to support
                      Autism awareness

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