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USS Yorktown lights up in blue for World Autism Day

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The USS Yorktown is lighting up blue Monday night for World Autism Day.

The ship and other legendary landmarks around the globe are hoping to raise awareness for the developmental brain disorder. Autism now affects one in every 88 children.

An advocacy group says more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.

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