Autism Speaks bathes Royal Park bridge in blue for Autism awareness

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The Royal Park Bridge is bathed in blue for Autism Speaks.

Saturday night, local dignitaries and the community watched as the bridge was lit with blue lights, trying to make people aware of autism research.  NewsChannel 5's Tania Rogers served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the ceremony.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism.  A recent survey shows more children are being diagnosed.

Co-founders of Autism Speaks, Bob and Suzanne Wright, are encouraging the community to note that World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd.

The bridge will be blue through the month of April to raise awareness of autism. 

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