Added by Autism New Jersey on March 15, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
One easy way to do this is to simply encourage kindness, especially when encountering individuals with autism in your day-to-day activities.
If you see a parent or caregiver…Continue
Added by Autism New Jersey on March 14, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Autism New Jersey on March 13, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
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.
Here's some additional articles that get to the "Heart of the…Continue
Added by Autism New Jersey on March 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Statistics show that the prevalence rate of autism has been increasing. (For example, the rates increased from 1 in 94 in New Jersey reported in 2007 to 1 in 41 reported in 2016.) Autism is a complex condition. No single factor can explain why more children are being identified with autism, although a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role. In addition, some of the increase in the rates in the…Continue
It can sometimes be confusing to know how to refer to someone with autism.
Generally speaking, disability advocacy organizations (like Autism New Jersey) prefer the use of “person-first” language since it puts the focus on the person and not their disability. However, many self-advocates and their allies prefer “autistic” or “autistic person,” since they see autism as an essential part of their identity.
A great rule of thumb is to always speak to and about someone…Continue
Added by Autism New Jersey on March 10, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Your job as ambassador is to raise awareness, educate your community and dispel myths. We recognize that autism is more than a simple statistic and a puzzle piece. There are many issues that are complex and require more in-depth discussion.
We'll be posting some topics and themes here on the Hub for you to consider as you conduct your ambassador activities.
Feel free to comment and to use these posts as a springboard to raising awareness and building acceptance in your…Continue
Added by Autism New Jersey on March 9, 2016 at 3:05pm — No Comments
East Brunswick Public Schools are excited and ready to get to "The Heart of Acceptance". Autism New Jersey can always count on us!!!
Added by Mariann Zema on January 27, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
From April 27th thru May 1st, the students and staff at Randolphville Elementary School held a "Change for Autism" fundraiser.
From grades K thru 3rd, the students donated change. The grade with the most collected will win an exciting treat from the Principal, Dr. Slivko and the Randolphville staff!…Continue
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By Jasmine M. Gutierrez
Trapped in this body
That no one can understand
What I feel what goes on inside
I wish to tell,…
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On Tuesday, April 29th my employer, Whitestone Associates, Inc. located in Warren New Jersey and Chalfont Pennsylvania held a "Dress Down for Autism Awareness" fundraiser. The fundraiser was also extended to our sister company, Control Point Associates in both offices, as well as Bohler Engineering in the Chalfont PA office.
A tally of all donations raised throughout all offices should be available by the end of the week!…Continue
Added by Michelle Ciano on May 1, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments
I am so honored Dominick is the Junior Ambassador for Essex County. He is such a great kid!!!
He is loving,intelligent awesome and talented.
Having autism is a blessing and a curse at times but he perseveres. He plays baseball with Special Angels in Lyndhurst,NJ and he is in BSA troop 38 in Newark.
We are so pleased Dominick has this honor!…Continue
Added by Angie Clark Purpura on April 19, 2014 at 11:15pm — No Comments
Join the United Methodist Church of Wayne, on March 30, 2014, to start your faith acceptance and awareness of everyone's uniqueness and acceptance!
United Methodist Church of Wayne
99 Parish Drive
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
The worship service participants will be an Ambassador of Autism New Jersey and her son who is on the Spectrum.
Come worship with us on March 30, 2014 at 10AM!
Added by Antoinette Dominicci-fifoot on March 14, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments
Educating students with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) in Saudi Arabia: Policy, Practice and Provision for Inclusive and Special Education
Added by Hanan Almasoud on August 27, 2013 at 8:09pm — No Comments
I just saw this article about how employers (mostly STEM fields) are seeking to hire individuals with autism due to their ability to "think differently". Hopefully this trend - and awareness - will continue to grow!
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Added by Sara Malvasia on April 23, 2013 at 9:48pm — No Comments
What a fantastic Sunday! 51 kids attended the Pump it Up Piscataway Autism Awareness fundraiser! $5 per admission will be donated to Autism NJ!! Great day!
Added by Michelle Ciano on April 22, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments
Sunday, April 21 from 4-6 pm!!
Proceeds from each admission benefit Autism NJ!
Added by Michelle Ciano on April 18, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments