Did you know...

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing.
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism.


NU alumni and friends are invited to participate in NU Goes Blue, A Blue Affair to Benefit Autism Speaks U Northwestern to raise autism awareness and funds for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. 


NU Goes Blue will be held at Evanston Golf Club Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Kelly Epstein will serve as the Honorary Chair and more than 150 members of the Northwestern, Evanston, and Chicago communities will be in attendance. The evening will include food, music, a silent auction, and raffles.


Autism Speaks U Northwestern is a dedicated group of Northwestern students who hope to impact our community's view of autism through awareness and raising funds for research and services.


For more information, visit http://agreatnight.wix.com/nugoesblue. If you have additional questions contact Alex Cohen '15 at alexandracohen2015@northwestern.edu.