April has been designated national Autism Awareness Month and provides the perfect opportunity for individuals and organizations across the nation to educate their communities about autism. We need you to connect the pieces this April by getting out there and spreading your message!

Here are some links to help you get started:

Also, remember to visit Autism New Jersey's main website and Facebook Page for additional autism awareness news and info.


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Prevalence Rates:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report showing 1 in 68 children nationally has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, with 1 in 45 in New Jersey.  The national rate marks an increase of 30% from the previous 1 in 88 statistic.  We are working on updating these figures in our online materials.  As you spread awareness, be sure to let people know about the new numbers.  You can learn more about the prevalence rates here.


We continue to offer free awareness supplies to our NJ ambassadors. NJ teachers can also register for a free School Resource Pack that contains awareness supplies and lesson plans for a 24-student classroom.  These free resources are made available because of the generosity of our sponsors. Our ambassadors are armed with the tools they need to raise awareness.  

What do you have planned?

Registered hub members can post their photos and events.  Or send information to aamonth@autismnj.org and we'll post for you.

Connect this April

We are excited to see how you will Connect the Pieces this April.

Thank you to Toys"R"Us Children's Fund
We are pleased to announce that the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund has renewed grant funding in sponsorship of our Autism Awareness Ambassador Program. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to show your community that you support autism awareness, too!

Haven't Registered?  Hurry, supplies are limited!
Click here to sign up to get your free kit of tips and tools to raise awareness during National Autism Awareness Month.


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Teachers awareness

Started by Sara Malvasia . Last reply by Cheri C. Jan 5. 1 Reply

Just a little frustrated my son is 7 years old he presented his project and read to his class. The teacher took points off because he couldn't answer his peers questions. He is autistic and does have problem interacting. It's frustrating to read…Continue

Who's your autism inspiration?

Started by Autism New Jersey. Last reply by Chaya Levin Apr 10, 2013. 13 Replies

Tell us who inspires you to raise awareness?Continue


Quick and Easy Fundraiser

You can set up your own personal fundraising page and collect donations from family and friends online.

Click here to learn more.

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Sponsor Thank you!

Thank you to the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund for its generous grant to help produce and distribute the kit. 

School Resource Pack Sponsors


Keller Williams Realty

Rotary Club of Plainsboro, NJ

Ambassador Hub Sponsor

Don Brown/MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning

Rack Card Sponsor


Community Education Section Sponsor


Junior Ambassador Section

Nestle Nutrition

Interested in being a sponsor for our 2016 Ambassador Program?  Click here or email balberici@autismnj.org

2015 T-Shirt -- Keep Calm and Raise Autism Awareness

Keep Calm and Raise Autism Awareness.  Wear our t-shirt proudly...not just during April, but throughout the year!

$15.00 each.

Discounts for orders of 10+.


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