Calhoun “Lights it Up Blue” for National Autism Month


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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Beginning today and running throughout the month of April, Calhoun Community College will “Light it Up Blue” in recognition of National Autism Awareness Month.

According to Dr. Kermit Carter, Calhoun’s Dean for Student Affairs, the college will illuminate the Math, Science and Administration building at the Decatur campus and the Huntsville campus building with blue lighting.  The blue glow will begin at dusk starting today, April 2.

“Calhoun is an institution which values the diversity of all our students and the communities we serve. Our participation in this year’s Light it Up Blue recognition gives us yet another opportunity to demonstrate this,” commented Carter.

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has celebrated National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

This month, Calhoun joins hundreds of colleges and organizations across the country in the event, designed to shine a light on autism and help raise awareness about the issues and challenges surrounding autism.

For more information about National Autism Awareness Month and the Light it Up Blue event, visit

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