Since the 1970’s, the Autism Society has been celebrating April as National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM) to highlight the growing need for awareness and acceptance of autism. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.
Please consider how you can support National Autism Awareness Month.
Below are some ideas to help get you started!
Attend An Event / Post The Flyer
There are several autism awareness events happening throughout April. Consider joining us at some of these events. Download and post this FLYER and/or share with others. You can read more about our events HERE.
Create Awareness and Understanding
Consider donating a book about autism to your local library, your school library, or your child’s teacher’s classroom library.
Click HERE for a listing of autism related books.
Run / Walk / Form a Team
Join us on Saturday, May 27th for the fifteenth annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism. Help us raise funds and awareness in Central Virginia. All money raised stays right here to help provide support for individuals with autism and their families in Central Virginia. The funds raised here, stay here!
Put On The Puzzle
The puzzle pattern reflects the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with autism. The brightness of the ribbon signals hope – hope that through increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and appropriate treatments, people with autism will lead fuller, more complete lives.
The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Wear and/or display the autism ribbon this April. Don’t have a ribbon? Contact us for info on where to purchase one online.