Sydney Opera House Glows Blue On World Autism Awareness Day

Category: Society / Apr 02, 2013 4:24PM EDT
Sydney's famous Opera House changed color on Tuesday (April 2) to mark World Autism Awareness Day. According to Autism Australia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 110 Australians, making it a significant public health issue. They say they want better support for the condition. "It was never about the light or the colour blue. It was about being sick to death of being offered poultry support and we're sick of second rate funding and sick of what's on offer. We want more for our children and more for families of children and individuals with autism and tonight we're shining a brighter light on autism," said Autism Australia's spokesperson Charmaine Fraser. Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Video Source: Reuters