Empire State Building, JFK Tower Honoring World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Empire State Building, JFK Tower Honoring World Autism Awareness Day
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - At least two New York City towers are being lit blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day.

WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond On The Story

Former NBC chairman Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne, who founded the charity Autism Speaks after their grandson was diagnosed, flipped the switch to light the Empire State Building in blue on Monday.

“It shines a very bright spotlight on the global epidemic of autism and that is the color of our pin,” said Suzanne Wright.

New CDC figures place 1 in 88 kids on the autism spectrum. It aflicts 1 in every 54 boys.

“This is huge numbers. It’s just enormous numbers, and the parents bear the cost of this "

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