UMass Lowell’s “Disable the Label” Week engages the university community and the public in promoting understanding of people with disabilities and raising awareness about local resources and support services. The event series is presented by the UMass Lowell Office of Student Disability Services, the Disable the Label Club and Psychology Department with other partners. Events include:

– “The Importance of Service Animals,” Monday, April 1, 3:30 p.m. UMass Lowell student Katerina Simpkins will discuss her experience with her service dog Graham, service animals’ important work and how best to interact with them. Weed Hall, Lecture Room I, South Campus, 3 Solomont Way, Lowell

– “Light it Up Blue for Autism,” Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m. UMass Lowell will illuminate the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center in blue and host a reception in the center’s atrium to promote World Autism Awareness Day. Saab Center, North Campus, 40 University Ave., Lowell

– “Adam” film screening, Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. Hugh Dancy stars as a man with Asperger’s syndrome who falls in love with his neighbor, played by Rose Byrne. After the film, an expert in autism-spectrum disorders will offer insights into fostering personal relationships with people with these disorders. Weed Hall, Lecture Room I, South Campus, 3 Solomont Way, Lowell.