A KOTA Territory tourist attraction has joined international company in raising awareness for a growing public health crisis.
As part of April being "Autism Awareness Month", Crazy Horse Monument was illuminated in blue light Tuesday night.
"Light It Up Blue" events were created to support those affected by autism spectrum disorders.
One in 88 children are afflicted with one of the many forms of ASD like autism, Rhetts or Aspergers syndrome.
The developmental impairments affect a variety of brain functions like balance, behavior, speech and social function.
Event Organizer Shelley Means says that events like this are essential to gaining understanding from others & raising awareness about what autism is, "The more people we can get to be aware and get them to know what autism is, we can get more people diagnosed. My ultimate goal is to get them the resources that are out there".
The "Light It Up Blue" campaign has also been seen at international wonders like The Great Pyramids in Egypt, Christ The Redeemer Statue in Brazil, & the Sydney Opera House in Australia.