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Monticello will “light it up blue” on Friday, April 7

April 2, 2017

The Monticello Central School District encourages all students and staff to wear blue to school on Friday, April 7, in recognition of World Autism Month in April.

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in every 68 children is on the autism spectrum.

The “wear blue” campaign dovetails with a larger intuitive, “Light it Up Blue,” in which the non-profit organization Autism Speaks encourages people to use blue light bulbs outside their homes and businesses throughout the month of April, in support of people living with autism. To learn more, visit