Sunday, March 27, 2011

Light It Up Blue - March 31st

On Thursday, March 31, St. John's University will be hosting it's
 First Autism Awareness DayI am extremely honored to have been invited as one of the guest speakers for the Inside of Their World: Candlelight Vigil of Hope segment (8:00pm – 10:00pm | DAC Patio and Living Room).  Please join us.  For more information and/or donations please visit Sprinkles of Hope.

World Autism Awareness Day
Light It Up Blue

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Light It Up Blue Commuter Breakfast
8:00am – 10:00am | DAC Student Organization Lounge, Room 128
Start your day with a continental “blue” breakfast, information about autism, and a special showing of the movie Temple Grandin.  T-Shirts, Pins and Bracelets will be on sale and all proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. 

Light It Up Blue with PS 177
11:00am – 2:00pm | DAC Student Organization Lounge, Room 128
An exclusive School of Education event (invite only)!  The School of Education is sponsoring the LIUB PS 177 by having FUNTIME SESSIONS.  Education majors will be able to join us as we engage with students from PS. 177 in arts and crafts, story time, STJ mini campus tour, coloring, snack time, and a light it up blue special egg hunt!

Autism Workshop
3:00pm – 6:00pm |Concetta Russo, Assistant Professor Human Services and Counseling
Course Description: This workshop teaches educators effective strategies to manage behaviors of children with autism.

Light it Up Fun Soccer Clinic in collaboration with our RedStorm Women’s Soccer Team!
5:00pm – 6:00pm | STJ Great Lawn (Rain Location: Carnesecca Arena)

Inside of Their World: Candlelight Vigil of Hope
8:00pm – 10:00pm | DAC Patio and Living Room
Please join the University Community as we gather together in prayer and hope!  Hear from mothers of children with Autism as they welcome us into their world.  Light reception to follow. 

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AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.