NYU Abu Dhabi Turns Blue for Autism Awareness Month

The iconic campus dome lights up blue for the sixth year in a row to show support for autism awareness

Press Release

The Office of Community Outreach at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) supports the Autism Awareness Month, by lighting up the University's campus dome in blue for the sixth annual consecutive year. This global movement strives to raise awareness about autism during the month of April every year.


“While many of our activities are currently on pause during the global effort to address the coronavirus, we wanted to continue this tradition of lighting our campus dome blue to send a message of hope, positivity, and inclusion. We hope this blue light reminds us all of our interconnectivity and the role we each play in ensuring a more inclusive society for people of determination”. 

Associate Director of Community Outreach Suparna Mathur

In the academic year 2019, students, faculty and staff contributed approximately 650 volunteer hours to support young people of determination, including children with autism, in educational centers in Abu Dhabi.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.