Campus events planned for Autism Awareness Week

Campus events planned for Autism Awareness Week


The Rowan University community is marking Autism Awareness Week April 2-8 with events designed to raise awareness and provide support to those on the autism spectrum.

During the week, six campus buildings—Bunce Hall, Hollybush, Campbell Library, the chiller plant, the greenhouse, and the South Jersey Tech Park—are illuminated in blue, the color used internationally to honor the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. The illumination of the buildings is part of the “Light It Up Blue” campaign, which spreads awareness and understanding of autism.

Also during the week, the Rowan Italian-American Club is hosting its third annual Autism Awareness Benefit on Saturday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center. Tickets are $10 at the door and benefit the Bankbridge Development Center in Sewell. For information, contact

The celebration continues on Thursday, April 7, with an Autism Awareness Panel from 2-3:15 p.m. in Room 217 of the Chamberlain Student Center. Students with autism spectrum disorders and siblings of those with autism will share insights.

The week kicked off with a “Light It Up Blue” Autism Awareness Walk at the Rec Center on April 2. Presented by the Student Council for Exceptional Children, the walk raised funds for Autism New Jersey.

Though April 30, Campbell Library is featuring an autism awareness display that includes books, movies and resources.

Autism Awareness Week is presented by the Academic Success Center, the Italian American Club, and the Student Council for Exceptional Children.

For information about the week, contact John Woodruff,