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Gazebo on Green Goes Blue

New lights support autism awareness

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Norwalk, CT | Added on April 03, 2013 At 10:50 AM

The Norwalk green is going blue.  The gazebo on the green lit up Tuesday night in support of autism awareness.

The color change is part of the worldwide Light It Up Blue campaign to raise awareness for the disease.

[The Christ the Redeemer] statue in Rio de Janeiro will be lit up blue, the Eiffel Tower will be lit up blue," says Norwalk SPED Partners member Margaret Watt.  "It's all over the world."

Locally, Light It Up Blue is supported by The First Taxing District, West Rocks Middle School and Norwalk SPED Partners, a group focused on improving the lives of special needs children.

Watts says the percentage of children in Norwalk receiving special education services is over 10 percent.

April is also National Autism Awareness month.  In April, SPED Partners is welcoming two guest speakers at West Rocks, and is also putting on awareness programs at Jefferson and Tracey schools.

"I think people know a little bit, but they don't know that much," Watt says.  "And they don't know if they're allowed to ask questions."

The gazebo will stay blue for a week.  For more on SPED Partners, visit

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