Understanding and Acceptance
Sisters promote understanding and acceptance of Autism in various ways, including passing out blue wristbands, placing advertisements in campus and local newspapers, distributing information in the community and appearing on local television programs to educate others about autism spectrum disorders.
World Autism Month
Each April Alpha Xi Deltas nationwide celebrate World Autism Month (WAM) by Lighting It Up Blue, hosting fundraisers, wearing blue and taking part in weekly autism-related activities based on Autism Speaks Focus Mission Points.
Autism Speaks Mission Focus Points:
Week 1 – Understanding & Acceptance
Week 2 – Family Services
Week 3 – Advocacy
Week 4 – Research
Light It Up Blue is an initiative started by Autism Speaks in 2009 to help shine a light on autism by illuminating prestigious buildings and monuments throughout the world. Many of the world’s most recognized monuments have been lit blue, including the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil and Niagara Falls.
World Autism Awareness Day