Vista recently partnered with Westbrook High School to “Light it up Blue” for autism awareness. April 2nd is World Autism Day and each year Autism Speaks celebrates this day with the “Light it up Blue” Campaign.
There are a number of ways to support this initiative and celebrate World Autism Day from wearing a blue shirt to lighting up a building with blue light bulbs. Landmark buildings, sports venues, homes, schools and stores around the globe “Light it up Blue” in support of autism awareness.
Vista is proud to have partnered with the students and faculty of Westbrook High School to “Light it up Blue” in their own unique and creative style- a human blue light bulb. Westbrook High School principal, Robert Hale, willingly agreed to host this epic photo opp when approached with the idea with one condition. Adding to the excitement and level of difficulty in creating a human light bulb, this photo had to be taken during the 14 minute morning break.
In 14 minutes, 250 students, members and staff of Vista and Westbrook High School wearing blue assembled into the gymnasium and formed the shape of a light bulb to “Light it up Blue.”
Based in Madison and Westbrook, CT, Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. Vista’s mission is “Providing services and resources to assist individuals with disabilities achieve personal success.”
For more information regarding Vista, please visitwww.vistavocational.org