Thank you to all the ambassadors and supporters who participated in what was an amazing Autism Awareness Month 2015.

Check back soon for our update and summary of all the great things that took place in April. In the meantime, explore the hub as we continue to post pictures and updates!


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April is Autism Awareness Month

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.

Ambassador of the Week

Each week of April, we will be highlighting an “Ambassador of the Week” for their exceptional work in raising awareness and building acceptance.

Week 4 -- Chris McCabe

Being a dad is sometimes all the motivation you need to make the world a better place for your children. Chris McCabe’s “better place” embraces individuals with autism and is inspired by his daughter. Chris founded the "Drive for Autism" Charity, whose inaugural event was held earlier this month.  We asked Chris to tell us more about what inspires him>>

Week 3 - Lia Caravella

Lia, a middle school teacher, has planned a variety of activities to show support for Autism Awareness Month. She implemented lessons to teach her students about autism while encouraging them to understand and embrace the differences in others. Lia also has included autism awareness activities in her Character Education Curriculum. Lia hopes this will impact her students and lead to meaningful friendships between their peers with autism. We asked Lia to tell us more about what inspires her to be an ambassador>>

Week 2 - Debbie Esposito

Debbie is a concerned community member that fell in love with working with children with autism at her local school district. It's this love that has inspired her to raise awareness and become a true ambassador for the autism community. We asked Debbie to tell us a bit about what motivates her>>

Week 1 - Eddie: The Au-some Balloon Creator

"He is a true ambassador -- a bridge between high school students and pupils with special needs and autism. Any amount of money raised during public events goes to an autism-related support group. The high school volunteers who participated in the event all walked away with rewarding feelings and a better understanding of autism." Click here to learn more>>



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


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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

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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