Join Fletcher Prince on April 2 and shine a light for autism (and get a free link, too!)

Chances are, you know someone who has autism or you have friends who have a relative with autism.  Today, more than a million people have autism in the United States and 1 in 70 boys are on the spectrum, including Fletcher Prince’s #1 fan.

Monday, April 2 is World Autism Day and it is an opportunity for your business, agency, or nonprofit to show your support for the large numbers of people who are affected by autism in some way.  Make your plans now to commemorate this special day, and we will not only be grateful, but we will link to your website for the entire month of April.*

Three Ways Your Company or Organization Can Show Support for People Living With Autism

Here are three easy ways you can plan now for meaningful participation…

  1. Encourage your workplace colleagues to wear blue on April 2 to show your support for people living with autism.  Take group photos of staff and display them on your Facebook Page.
  2. Display a lamp with a blue light in your lobby or place of business to show your support, as businesses, schools, and residences around the world will do.  The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Niagara Falls, Canton Tower, the NYSE, the Paris Stock Exchange, and many other landmark buildings around the world participate in this awareness effort.
  3. Share helpful autism resources and links on Twitter and Facebook, such as Mary’s support website for parents, Living Well With Autism (http://www.livingwellwithautism.com) and links to support groups.

Where to Get Your Blue Light Bulbs

Blue light bulbs are on sale from Home Depot for $1.99, and can be ordered online or picked up at the store.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of these light bulbs will be donated to Autism Speaks.  Why not pick up some for your neighbors and friends?  Fletcher Prince will also deliver a blue light bulb to your business in the Washington, DC metro area, if requested by Friday, March 30. Call (571) 269-7559.

An Example of Support

Last year our friends at the Falls Church branch of Virginia Commerce Bank displayed a table lamp in their lobby with a blue light bulb to show their support for people living with autism.  As a customer who has a child with autism, this show of support was highly meaningful to me.

Participate and Get a Free Link!

*As we did last year, Fletcher Prince will promote your company on the home page of our website for the month of April if you show us you participated in World Autism Day by displaying a blue light in your workplace.  To be eligible for the link, post a photo of your blue light(s) in the workplace setting on the Fletcher Prince Facebook Page on April 2, World Autism Day.

To thank you for your support, we will link to your website, blog, YouTube page, Facebook page, or Twitter account for the month of April.

That’s an unbeatable offer and we hope lots of people take us up on it!

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About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a public relations and marketing consultant, and owns Fletcher Prince (www.FletcherPrince.com). Follow Mary on Twitter @FletcherPrince.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in Fletcher Prince News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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