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Sioux City turns a blue hue for Autism Awareness Month

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A couple places in Sioux City will take on a different hue for Autism Awareness Month in April.

The City Hall clock tower will be illuminated blue which will begin on Tuesday, April 1st in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

The entrance to the Pier Center for Autism will also take on a blue hue.

The center has partnered with Briar Cliff University to help increase services for those with autism spectrum disorder.

"As many of you know, yesterday the CDC released a new rate for autism and up from just a year ago it was one in 88.  It is now one in 68 and one in 42 boys," said Josh Cobbs, Pier Center.

Cobbs says that it is nearly a 30 percent increase in the autism rate from last year.
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