Houston Cole Library Shining Light on Autism Awareness
JSU's 13-story Houston Cole Library tower is literally shining a light on autism in honor of World Autism Awareness Day this weekend. From dusk to dawn on April 1-3, the top floor of the library will be illuminated blue along with thousands of other landmarks and skyscrapers around the globe as part of the Light It Up Blue campaign organized by Autism Speaks. World Autism Day is April 2.
JSU recently established a new Center for Autism Studies to provide leadership, research and advocacy in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Housed in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in JSU’s College of Education and Professional Studies, the center’s mission is to prepare the next generation of education professionals to better interact with students with autism. It provides an avenue for research and education – including early identification, intervention, behavior management, differentiation of instruction, and family dynamics.