March 14, 2016 -- April is Autism Awareness month, and the Institute for Behavioral Studies of the Van Loan School at Endicott College will be coordinating activities on-campus throughout the month to raise awareness and engagement in this growing health concern.
Starting on , Endicott College will participate in the “Light It Up Blue” campaign. The phrase “Light It Up Blue” was adopted by the United Nations to shine a bright light on autism each year as a health priority. If you stroll the Endicott college grounds any time during the month, you’ll see blue lights around campus, blue cookies in the cafeteria, and blue puzzle-piece informational posters, all in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. The activities are being organized by the college’s new student Autism Awareness Organization.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects individuals’ ability to communicate and interact socially. The rate of ASD is increasing across the country, with approximately one in 68 children affected by this disability.