Autism Speaks U


Autism Speaks U at Manhattan College aims to engage the campus and local community in awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts to help individuals and families affected by autism. The chapter is affiliated with the national Autism Speaks organization, which is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to:

  • funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism
  • increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders
  • advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families

Autism Speaks U's marquee annual event is Light It Up Blue, when members fill the Quad with blue lights each April in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

How to Join

All students are welcome to join Autism Speaks U. Sign up at the biannual activities and volunteer fair which happens at the start of each fall and spring semester, or contact the club directly at