Lincoln Children's Museum Helps to Raise Autism Awareness

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"Light It Up Blue" is the theme for Monday's World Autism Awareness Day. One in eighty-eight children are affected by Autism. The museum will hold an event for families who have a child with Autism.

Monday is World Autism Awareness Day but Sunday the Lincoln Children's Museum will do its part to raise awareness. Anyone affected by Autism will have free reign of the place. It's the Children's Museum's way to help with the theme of "light it up blue."

Stacy Plouzek, Children's Museum - "Sunday we are inviting all families who are affected by Autism to come and play for a couple of hours from 6 pm to 8 pm on April first. It's going to be a big celebration here and the Autism Network is doing a lot to put it all together," said Stacy Plouzek of The Lincoln Children's Museum. "We are lighting it blue for World Autism Awareness Day. Light it up blue because Autism Speaks decided to make it a world wide awareness," said Vicki Depenbusch of the Autism Family Network.

People are asked to wear blue to work and to school to help raise awareness. 1011's Ken Siemek and 1011 Cares will be on hand at the museum to take part in the event on Sunday Evening.