April 2016 – Almost 25 years ago, the Autism Society initiated a national effort to promote autism awareness. One of their main goals was to ensure that people with autism had the opportunity to live a full, high-quality life, just like anybody else. People with autism deserve to be embraced in schools and communities, and to be appreciated for their unique gifts. This is something we believe passionately, too.
Autism Awareness Month gives us the chance to promote autism awareness and acceptance, and to build a support network for the tens of thousands of people who receive an autism diagnosis every year. Let’s take a look at some of the activities you can participate in for Autism Awareness Month this year!
Quick and Easy Ways to Get Involved
There are several ways to participate in activities for Autism Awareness Month without even leaving your house!
- If you know someone who is affected by autism, recognize them for their gifts on social media. (Be sure you get their permission and/or their parent’s permission first, of course!)
- Share your stories about autism with the Autism Society. Send your contribution to email@example.com.
- Download, print, and copy the National Autism Awareness Month poster and distribute it to public community buildings like libraries and schools.
- Sign up for the Autism Matters e-newsletter to be involved in the continued promotion of autism awareness.
More Activities for Autism Awareness Month
If you want to take your support even further (and we encourage you to do so!), consider the following options.
- Research events happening in your town for Autism Awareness Month. If you don’t find anything local that suits you, consider establishing your own fundraiser or family fun day for autism awareness!
- Wear or display the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon. You can put it on your car, your clothes, your blog sidebar, or your social media platforms. This is the most recognized symbol of the autism community, so wear it proudly!
- Contribute financially to the Autism Society. All funds received by this amazing organization allow them to continue making the world a better place for people with autism. Since 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism these days, that’s a very noble mission.
Alabama Family Trust Supports Autism Awareness Month!
As an organization with a passion for helping those with special needs, we believe deeply in promoting awareness and inclusion for those with autism. We also believe in preparing well for their future.
If you need help planning for your child or loved one’s financial future, contact us today to learn about special needs trusts. We are here for you every step of the journey!