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Egypt’s Pyramids Turn Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

Egypt’s Pyramids Turn Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

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Egypt’s Pyramids. the last remaining Ancient World Wonders, were illuminated in blue to on April 2 to honor World Autism Awareness Day.

Organized by the Egyptian Autism Society, the event aimed to highlight the incidence of autism in a society where those with disorders are often stigmatized.

According to the Ministry of Antiquities, the color blue was chosen as it is said to have a positive affect on those with autism.

The Ministry added that a series of workshops and lectures would be organized for children across different cities to educate them on autism.

The Pyramids joined nearly 10,000 iconic buildings and monuments across the globe that were illuminated in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism is the third most common developmental disability and normally appears during the first three years of a child’s life.

The Citadel in 2014 during World Autism Awareness Day
The Citadel in 2014 during World Autism Awareness Day

According to the Egyptian Autism Society, autism occurs in as many as one in 500 individuals.

Egypt participated in the awareness day for the first time in 2014, with the Citadel of Cairo illuminated in blue and purple to mark the day.

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