HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) - The Miami Valley is shining a light on autism.
The switch was flipped in a Huber Heights neighborhood Tuesday to "Light It Up Blue".
The event is part of a worldwide initiative to raise awareness.
Michelle Alford and her son, Jacob, went door to door passing out the blue lightbulbs.
Jacob was diagnosed with autism. His family was thrilled to see neighbors supporting their goal to raise awareness.
"It's amazing, because I know people support it that didn't even know anything about it and haven't had any problems. I had one person wanting to donate money," said Michelle Alford, Huber Heights.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 1 in 88 children are now affected by autism.
There is no cure for the condition.
Michelle and her family hope to light up their block and another next year to expand the project.
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