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EMU Lights Student Center For Autism Awareness

Apr 2, 2014

Eastern Michigan University's Student Center was bathed in blue light Wednesday night as part of the annual Autism Speaks "Light It Up Blue" campaign.

The Eastern Michigan University Student Center Wednesday evening.
Credit Bob Eccles

The lighting of the Student Center also spotlighted the university's non-profit Autism Collaborative Center, a resource for families across southeast Michigan dealing with autism.

Autism affects one in 68 children, and is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

Details on Autism Speaks can be found online: http://www.autismspeaks.org

For information on the EMU Autism Collaborative Center, call (734) 487-2890, or visit the center's website: http://www.emich.edu/acc