Westchester lights up for Autism Awareness Month

Yonkers City Hall and Larchmont Library were lit up in blue last night raise awareness for Autism. (4/3/14)

LARCHMONT - It's Autism Awareness Month and a couple of Westchester communities lit up the night sky in a very special way.

The clock tower at Yonkers City Hall and the Larchmont Public Library were lit up in blue last night to highlight autism as a growing global health crisis.

Autism is considered the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

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Last week, the Center for Disease Control came out with new numbers saying autism now affects one in 68 children, which is a 30 percent jump from two years ago. There is no known cause or cure.

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