Sesame Street Turns Empire State Blue

“Sesame Street” character Abby Cadabby and Sesame Workshop president and chief executive officer H. Melvin Ming will join Bob and Suzanne Wright, co-founders of the charity Autism Speaks, to launch the annual Light It Up Blue global campaign to raise awareness of autism.

The partners will light New York City’s Empire State Building’s tower lights blue today in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.

The lighting ceremony also kicks off a new community engagement initiative from Sesame Workshop to help reduce the stigma surrounding children with autism.