Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is collaborating with The Home Depot and Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX, PHIA) company and global leader in lighting, to shine a light on autism during Autism Awareness Month in April. Thousands of landmarks, buildings and homes will be bathed in blue light on Saturday, April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. Awareness is a key component of Autism Speaks’ mission because it often leads to early diagnosis and treatment, and understanding of autism – a disorder that affects an estimated 70 million people worldwide.