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We're lighting it up in blue to support World Autism Awareness Day

City University London's College Building and Social Science Building will be illuminated on the evening of 2nd April

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Update (3/4/14): See City in Blue

nullCity University London is proud to be showing its support for World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on Wednesday 2nd April by lighting up College Building and The Social Sciences Building in blue.

WAAD is celebrated annually on 2nd April and kicks off Autism Awareness Month.

City in Blue banner

Why City?

In 1993, Professor Dermot Bowler of City University London was awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust to seek explanations for why people with autism find it difficult to think about the thoughts of other people. This grant led to the formation of the Autism Research Group (ARG), which has since then grown to three full-time researchers and six PhD students, as well as a number of honorary associate staff and collaborators.

The group is committed to promoting a better understanding of autism across all ages and to informing strategies for improving quality of life.

We'll be posting more news stories every day over the next week leading up to WAAD, with details of current and future research, interviews with the academics, useful links and information on supporting WAAD.

You can follow City's Light It Up Blue campaign on twitter #CityInBlue and we'll be posting all the images on our Facebook page after the event.

For more information on the campaign, please call Helen Merrills - 020 7040 4191.

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