Metropolitan College supports the global campaign "LIGHT IT UP BLUE for Autism"
On April 2 (World Autism Awareness Day), Metropolitan College supported the global initiative "LIGHT IT UP BLUE" (LIUB) of Autism Speaks organization, whose goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder.
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated each year on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized with its own day by the United Nations. WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism around the world.
On World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international Light It Up Blue Campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, communities, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families around the world affected by autism. Metropolitan College could not stay uninvolved, especially since it offers studies on Logopaedics and Occupational Therapy, and generally faces Autism with great sensitivity and responsibility, aiming to also convey this attitude to the student community and the youth. Visit Autism Speaks official website