Light It Up Blue for World Autism

Join us as we #LightItUpBlue in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism.

Beatriz Ball’s grandson, Bo, is the inspiration for partnering with Autism Speaks as he was diagnosed with autism just before his 3rd birthday.

How You Can Help

Meet Bo!

Beatriz’s grandson Bo is the youngest of her 13 grandchildren. He lives in New Orleans with his parents, Kristine and Jose Maruri....Beatriz's son and daughter in law. He is the youngest of 5 children, and he brings so much joy and wonder to his family!

Bo is now 4 1/2 and was diagnosed with autism just before his third birthday.

That diagnosis brought both sadness and fear - fear of the unknown. What would his life be like? What would his future hold?

Turns out that Bo answers those questions for us daily - his life will be great and the sky is the limit for his future!

Upon diagnosis, and with the help and support of organizations like Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans, Kristine and Jose began the process of searching for the best therapies for Bo.

The learning curve is steep, and the support and resources from organizations like these are critical and invaluable to the families and the individuals on the spectrum.

The family is beyond thrilled about recent advances in awareness, but there is still so much that can be done.

Please join Beatriz Ball New Orleans, Bo, and his family in our support of autism awareness.