April is Autism Awareness month, and today is World Autism Day, so in honor of that the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse will light up blue tonight. 

A commemoration is being held, beginning at 5p.m. at the Square Grouper, on A-1-A, on the other side of the inlet from the lighthouse. 

A portion of the proceeds from $10 tickets will go towards the "Els for Autism" Foundation, which broke ground on the Els Center for Excellence last month. 

That will serve as a school and other resources for children with autism. 

The non-profit Els Foundation was started by pro golfer Ernie Els and his wife.  Their son is autistic.

The Royal Park Bridge, linking West Palm Beach to Palm Beach, has already gone blue at night, as well as some businesses in the downtown Lake Worth area. 

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