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(WMC-TV) - Iconic buildings around the world are being bathed in blue light to raise awareness of autism. Graceland and the Liberty Bowl will get in on the cause, too.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in 88 children will be diagnosed with some form of autism.

Troy Glasgow is the president of the Autism Society of the Mid-South, a group made up of about 1,000 families from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas who help with education, support, and advocacy for anyone affected by autism.

"The most important thing really in treating autism is early intervention. A child that can start in therapy ABA therapy, occupational and speech therapy, the successes are remarkable," said Glasgow.

Tuesday was the United Nation's World Autism Awareness Day.

Around the world the color blue is marking the occasion from the Sydney Opera House in Australia to the landscape in Dubai to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee.

"Parents need to be aware of the early warning signs, lack or delayed spoken language, repetitive use of language, motor mannerisms, little or no eye contact, lack of interest in peer relationships," explained Glasgow.

With monthly support meetings, kids, and movie outings, the outreach is alive and well across for all affected by autism in the Mid-South.

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