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Light It Up Blue - TBD
#TurnGPBlue

It is our hope to reschedule this event for April 2021. When the time is right to proceed with planning we will be in touch and continue where we left off. Please contact us with any questions or to get involved.

Stay tuned here for further information as available

On April 2nd iconic landmarks all over the globe are illuminated blue to raise awareness of autism throughout the world.  This year, The Family Center is launching a campaign to #TurnGPBlue to raise awareness of autism and bullying in our own community.

 

AUTISM, BULLYING AND LIGHT IT UP BLUE

 

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2017, approximately 20% of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied; school age children on the autism spectrum are 63% more likely to experience bullying. By lighting up the Grosse Pointes with blue lights we are demonstrating our support for the families in our community who are affected by autism and bullying. 

 

Beyond lighting the community blue, The Family Center will be offering educational programs that address issues related to autism and bullying to both students and our community at large. The Family Center educational programs will be held on future dates when we are able to safely congregate.  Stay tuned here or to our Facebook page for more details.

DATE TBD
Bullying 101: What Parents Need to Know and What They Can Do
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DATE TBD
T
he Autism Network: Navigating the Special Education Process
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DATE TBD
Meltown Magic: De-escalation Techniques and Recreational Therapy
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DATE TBD
Recognizing Characteristics of Autism and What to do Next
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HOW YOU CAN HELP US #TurnGPBlue

 

We are encouraging businesses, schools, libraries, municipalities, non-profits, private clubs, hospitals, and residents to participate.  There is no right or wrong way to #TurnGPblue!  A variety of blue lights/lightbulbs and spotlights are available at hardware stores, party stores, or online.  Balloons, glow paint, ribbons; be creative to show your support for our children from April 2nd – April 5th!

 

JOIN US
At The Tree Lighting Ceremony

POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD

The Village in Grosse Pointe

At the corner of St. Clair and Kercheval

 

 

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

Living in a vibrant community is important to each of us. A community is vibrant when it demonstrates concern for every one of its members and promotes trust and acceptance.  By helping us light up Grosse Pointe you will not only be making a visible display of support for friends and neighbors who are affected by autism and bullying, but you will also help us make a stronger community. Please join us! 


Supporting Organizations/Businesses - as of 3/12/
20

Allemon's Landscape Center
Antonelli Financial Advisors
Best Choice

Cabbage Patch Saloon
Calico Corners
City Kitchen
City of Grosse Pointe Farms
City of Grosse Pointe Woods
Cleland Collaborative Solutions
David, The Salon
Dawood
Katie Doelle - Honest Opinion Design

Eleanor & Edsel Ford Estate

Full Circle Foundation

Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
Grosse Pointe News

Grosse Pointe Public Library

Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Grosse Pointe Theatre

Hartmann & Nihem PLLC
The Helm at the Boll Life Center

Henry Ford Hospital - Cottage
Kercheval Company

Kids On The Go
Moosejaw
Neighborhood Club
St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic School

St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School
The League Shop
The Whisky Six
Village Palm