APRIL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

April is coming and it's time to plan.

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. Autism New Jersey's Autism Awareness Ambassador Program enables individuals concerned about autism to raise awareness in their neighborhoods, workplaces, schools and local communities.

Our Autism Awareness Ambassador program provides tips and tools to help you get involved and spread awareness in your school, workplace or community! This year's theme is Connecting the Pieces.  Register now to start planning your Autism Awareness Month activities!

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 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.

Get Ready Ambassadors!

2015 just began, but Autism New Jersey has been gearing up for April for months.  

Here is a sneak peek at this year's Ambassador Kit. Supplies are limited, so if you haven't yet, register today!

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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.

Supplies:

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

 
 
 

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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

Ambassador Hub Sponsor

Don Brown/MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning

Rack Card Sponsor

Community Education Section Sponsor

Junior Ambassador Section


Interested in being a sponsor for our 2015 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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