Shining the light on autism

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April 03, 2012

UMass Medical School joined Autism Speaks’ national campaign to Light It Up Blue in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day on Monday, April 2. The front of the Medical School building was lit with blue spotlights, as were hundreds of iconic landmarks around the world, in an effort to help shine a light on autism.

In conjunction with the lighting, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry hosted a provider fair for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The fair was followed by a short speaking program and led into the screening of the movie “The Black Balloon,” a 2008 award-winning Australian film about of a family coping with autism.

(Photos by Revelation Productions)