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One easy way to do this is to simply encourage kindness, especially when encountering individuals with autism in your day-to-day activities.
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While we have made great strides towards our goals to raise awareness and build acceptance, we still have a lot of work to do.
Unfortunately, there were a number of incidents and news stories, in New Jersey and across the country, where individuals with autism were bullied, put in dangerous situations and felt unwelcome in their communities.
Through your ambassador activities, you are helping to build acceptance and understanding for all individuals with autism.
Always keep in mind that autism is a spectrum disorder and how it affects people is varied. Treat every person as an individual. While some with autism can go on to college, be successful at jobs and live independently, there are also those who require intensive support and supervision to help them stay safe, complete everyday tasks and treat challenging behavior. Remember to paint a full picture of the spectrum.
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