National Autism Awareness Day Lands at Marywood

Published on Thu, March 29, 2012

By Meaghan Thomas

Students and faculty at Marywood will have the opportunity to participate in National Autism Awareness Day on Monday, April 2.

The Autism Speaks U Club will host a "Wear All Blue Day" effort to raise awareness. Also, the Marywood campus will be decorated with autism statistics to educate students, faculty and staff throughout the day. In addition, the club is planning a blue light vigil for autism in late April.

"More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined," said Jennifer Decker, public awareness chair of Marywood's Autism Speaks U Club. The Autism Speaks U club is involved in KidStuff, a campus event for underprivileged children from the region, and is currently in the process of finding volunteer work with local agencies.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Lynn Decker, public awareness chair of the Autism Speaks U Club, at