Autism Awareness Week

(Christopher Lombardi / Staff Photographer)

Awareness Bingo, hosted by the Residence Hall Association, provided prizes and broadcasted facts about autism throughout the evening of Friday, April 8.

Beginning on Saturday, April 2, College organizations united for the school’s first Autism Awareness Week. With the slogan “Together we can connect the pieces,” the week aimed to raise awareness through various activities — panels, games of bingo, movie screenings and lectures.

A campus-wide “blue out,” where the student body was encouraged to wear the color blue to increase awareness, took place on Friday. Eickhoff Hall even served blue Rice-Krispie Treats for the occasion.

All of the proceeds collected over the course of the week will be donated to Autism Speaks, which, according to autismspeaks.org is “the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorder; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.”