Library goes blue for World Autism Day

If you're feeling blue today, you won't be the only one - as the landmark Library of Birmingham will be lit up with blue lights as part of a global awareness campaign for autism.

The city centre library will go blue from 5pm to mark World Autism Day.

The Library of Birmingham will be lit up in blue for World Autism Day. Credit: PA

It is one of thousands of high-profile buildings around the world to join in the event - including the Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls.

It coincides with a new push by Birmingham City Council in conjunction with Autism West Midlands to highlight the issue of adult autism.

Bus and train advertisements will appear across the city, along with a radio advertising campaign, posters, and a new advice and guidance service.