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APRIL IS HERE!

April is here and it's time to raise awareness.

Remember that by making your statement and sharing your story you are making a real difference.  By raising awareness, we are striving to create communities that embrace and accept people with autism.  All your activities, regardless of the size, contribute to that goal.

Thank you to our 1,500 ambassadors in New Jersey and across the US making a difference.  Keep us posted!   

Check back here often throughout the month for updates.

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


Introducing our Ambassadors of the Week!

Week 2

Antoinette Dominicci-Fifoot of Jefferson Township, NJ

"My hope for the future for the autism community would be to have an easier time finding support, information and accommodations across our state and our country. I wish for everyone on the spectrum to be accepted..." Read Antoinette's story>>

Week 1

Evelyn Lopez-Delgado of Woodbridge, NJ

"My goal is to share my knowledge and resources with other parents...I would like to see families and businesses in the community work together to welcome individuals with special needs in all aspects of the community."

Read Evelyn's story>>

New 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.

Supplies:

We've fulfilled more than 315 supply order requests and have circulated an additional 300 free School Resource Packs.  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.  We still have bookmarks and informational rack cards available, but supplies are limited.  You can order yours here (while supplies last).

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.

How are you Makeing A Statement?

We are excited to see how you will Make a Statement 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.

Events

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April 14

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April 23

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April 26

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Teachers awareness

Started by Sara Malvasia Jun 6, 2013. 0 Replies

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

Where is awareness needed most?

Started by Cecilia Boyle Feb 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Autism awareness needs to begin with the youngest members of our community and the oldest members. Communities, police, fire safety, business owners, potential employers all need to know about our children and all the good that they bring to our…Continue

Dining Out with Autism

Started by Autism New Jersey Apr 16, 2012. 0 Replies

The ABC Network television show "What Would You Do?", which aired on Friday, April 13, featured a scenario with a child with autism out to dinner with his family causing a disruption and an actor-portrayal of an angry patron reacting. View the…Continue

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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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Punch-A-Thon for Autism Awareness at CKO North Brunswick

April 26, 2014 from 9am to 12:30pm
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Garvey’s Restaurant and Pub & Valiant Home Remodelers Fundraiser at Garvey’s Restaurant and Pub

April 23, 2014 all day
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A fundraising Evening for Autism New Jersey at Montclair State University - Memorial Auditorium

May 1, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Evelyn Lopez Delgado posted photos
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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

Bookmark Sponsor

Rack Card Sponsor

Community Education Section Sponsor

Educator's Section Sponsor

Junior Ambassador Section

Business Boosters

Simontacchi, Miller & DeAngelis P.A.


Interested in being a sponsor for our 2014 Ambassador Program?  Email balberici@autismnj.org

2014 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+.

Order today while supplies last! Shipping expected 12/12/2013

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