“Autism is one of the fastest growing disabilities in our City and our Country, impacting many New Yorkers and their families. Today I urge New Yorkers to “Light It Up Blue” in honor of World Autism Day to increase autism understanding and acceptance across the five boroughs. The New York City Council pledges to continue advocating for our constituents and families with autism, and we support them today and every day in making sure they receive all the services they need and are accepted in their communities. On this World Autism Awareness Day and during Autism Awareness Month, New York City supports all children and adults with autism and their families.”