The 'Light it up blue' for Autism on April 2, is an annual campaign launched in 2010 by Autism Speaks (a prominent Autism Organization)
to raise more Autism Awareness,
promoting Understanding, Acceptance & INCLUSION,
where many Iconic landmarks around the World go Blue for Autism
In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day: APRIL 2,
sanctioned by the United Nations since Dec 2007,
many events and educational activities take place
during the month of April to increase understanding and acceptance and further support to persons with autism.
AAA launched the largest Autism Awareness campaign in Lebanon
by joining the International
'Light it up Blue' for Autism
campaign across the country
and lighting in blue many major ancient monuments from the South to the North
Sponsored by Bacchus Production
The Citadels of Saida, Byblos & Tripoli
& Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary, Harissa
went blue by AAA, to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon,
along with other monuments:
Safadi Cultural Center,
Rashid Karame Int'l Fair,
Chateau Rweiss & Jeita Country Club.
On 2 April 2018, AAA 'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign at MTV to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon,
Live on MTV Prime-time News,
in the presence of the Minister of Social Affairs HE Pierre Bou Assi
and MTV Alive team.
On World Autism Day, 2 April 2019,
AAA 'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign
Under the patronage of
HE Violette Khairallah Safadi, Minister of State
for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth & AAA Vice-President,
Lebanon's iconic statue and Sanctuary of the Lady of Lebanon - Harissa
has been lit up in magical blue,
by Bakhus Production
for the third time, to mark the World Autism Awareness Day
by the AAA - Autism Awareness Association
In the presence of
Father Younen Obeid, Rector of the sanctuary of our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa;
Mr Joe Rahal, Representative of theMinister of Foreign and Emigrants' Affairs advisor to Special needs affairs,
Ms Michele Fenianos, Director of the First Lady's office;
Mr Juan Hobeiche, President of Jounieh Municipality
Ms Ghada Hayek Makhoul, AAA President
AAA board members Ms Maria Abi-Nasr, Ms Marleine Mehanna, Ms Carla Rassi & Dr Doris Jaalouk
in the support of journalists and public figures, Ms Dalia Dagher, Ms Amal Elias,
Ms Bernadette Houdaib, Ms Roula Abou Zeid, Ms Rima Nehme
along with many AAA members,
their families and friends.
Big thanks to Bacchus Production
for his continuous support and dedication to our cause.
Photo Credit "Hisham Saba photography"
Rita Akiki for editing
On World Autism Day, 2 April 2018, AAA 'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign at MTV to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon, Live on MTV Prime-time News, in the presence of the Minister of Social Affairs HE Pierre Bou Assi and MTV Alive team.
On the eve of World Autism Day, 2 April 2017, AAA 'Light it up Blue' for Autism campaign at Our Lady of Lebanon Sanctuary, Harissa to spread Autism Awareness in Lebanon.
Event on LBCi Live News April 2nd, 2016