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Emerson goes blue for Autism Awareness Day

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Emerson College lit up the campus blue for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

The College’s Cutler Majestic and Paramount theaters and the Tufte Performance and Production Center were illuminated with the color blue all day in recognition of the global event.

Autism Awareness Day Paramount

Several students dressed in things such as blue feathers and oversized sunglasses to take funny pictures of themselves in a photo booth with a blue background to promote the awareness day.

There was also a table in the Little Building, where graduate students from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and Student Accessibility Services Office used informational posters, ribbons, and giveaways, to educate students.

Autism Awareness Day table

Emerson’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is engaged in autism research and treatment. Last year, the department opened the FACE Lab, overseen by Assistant Professor Ruth Grossman, which uses cutting-edge technology to analyze facial expressions of young people on the autism spectrum for research purposes.  

To view more photos, visit the Emerson College Facebook page.

Autism Awareness Day Cutler

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