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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post for you.
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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