Join us this April as we again focus on acceptance and inclusion, not just awareness, for National Autism Awareness Month. The #A2AforAutism campaign to move communities from Awareness “2” Acceptance, started some conversations last year, and we can’t wait to see how it builds this year.
We want people with autism, and their families, to feel welcomed in their communities. We want people to know about autism’s challenges, so they can be more accommodating. But we also want them to know how their lives can be better when they include people with autism.
How can you help share this message and move your communities from Awareness “2” Acceptance? Here are some ideas:
- Use the hashtag #A2AforAutismeverywhere: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest!
- Share photos of autism awareness events that you attend.
- Share pics or videos of your child with autism playing with neighborhood friends. Or, if you have a neurotypical child, them with their friends with autism. (Remember to get parents’ permission for sharing on social media.)
- Share photos, videos, or stories of your loved ones with autism that show off their unique talents.
- Share stories of inclusion.
- Always remember the #A2AforAutism, so we can share your images, too.
- Share ASNC’s social media posts throughout the month.
- Join us for World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day on Sunday, April 2, at Camp Royall near Pittsboro.
- Wear the #A2AforAutism T-shirt as often as you can wash it. (Don’t have one? Buy one from the ASNC Bookstore)
- Put an #A2AforAutism magneton your vehicle (Also available from the Bookstore)
- Tell teachers, club leaders, faith communities, etc., about our online materials that can help them create acceptance in their communities. The free resources include videos, informational items, ideas for crafts and fundraisers, and more.
- Ask to provide a presentation or displayon acceptance in your clubs, schools, faith communities, etc. You can find ideas on our website or the ASNC Communications Department can help you with materials.
Imagine what acceptance could do for our loved ones with autism. We thank you for your efforts throughout April!
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