World Autism Awareness Day

Buildings across the world will glow blue tonight to shine a light on "World Autism Awareness Day."  

It's the beginning of a month full of events to elevate conversation and education about the developmental disorder.

According to a survey released in March by the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in every 68 kids are diagnosed with autism.

That number is higher than it has been in the past.

The CDC said it's because of more awareness and diagnosis of kids who would have been missed in years past.

The entire month of April is autism awareness month.

The Responding to Austim Center in Kennewick has multiple events planned including a community wide Heros for Hope, Autism Walk on April 12th.

The center will also be providing school and pediatricians with folders of autism information for any parents that may have questions.