Mount Union Observes Autism Awareness Month

April 02, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – In observance of Autism Awareness Month, the Mount Union community will be hosting several events to raise awareness.

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, Dr. Kevin Meyer, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Kristine Turko, associate professor of psychology, will speak on autism in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. In addition, employees from Ohio autism school S.U.P.E.R. Learning Center will do demonstrations on how various stimuli affect children with autism. This event will promote awareness for autism and educate all who attend. Autism Speaks bracelets and raffle tickets for an $800 tablet donated by Joe McCartney, owner of Pioneer Programming Inc. in New Philadelphia, Ohio, will be sold.

The final event, Football FrenXi, will be held at noon on April 19 in Mount Union Stadium. For a $2 entry fee, the event will feature a powder puff football game between all of the sororities on campus. Baskets, 50/50 tickets, the tablet and other items will be auctioned off at this event. Items for the raffle have been donated by local businesses including Marco’s Pizza, Applebees and Cinemark Carnation Mall Cinema 5. There will be a concession stand featuring food donated by Hungry Howie’s and many chances to win prizes throughout the day.

Events, which are open to the public, are being planned by Alpha Xi Delta, Gamma Chapter at Mount Union. For more information, contact Taylor McCartney at

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