- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Several of Miami’s landmarks and building will light up blue as part of a global initiative to raise awareness for autism.

Miami’s Freedom Tower, The Miami Tower, The Port of Miami Bridge and Miami Children’s Museum will illuminate with special blue lights Wednesday in support of Autism Speaks global annual Light It Up campaign.

The Miami Marlins will also host a game April 4th in honor of Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day.

The organization says more than 8,400 iconic structures, buildings and landmarks in 1,300 cities on all seven continents will participate, including the Empire State Building, the Aspen Mountain, Niagara Falls, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and even the International Space Station.

The U.S. government estimates 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism.

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