For the second consecutive year, Danbury will join the autism awareness movement. Danbury City Hall will light up blue at 7pm to shine a light on autism in honor of World Autism Month.
The Ceremony will be a sensory friendly event featuring a lower sound level, welcoming attendees in the spectrum to talk and walk around. The audience will be asked not to clap, and there will be a designated quiet area.
The Light Up ceremony is organized by Board of Education member Emanuela Palmares, with the support of the Commission for Persons with DisAbilities. Palmares says Autism affects 1 in 68 children, including her 5-year-old son, who was diagnosed at age 2.