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.
Here are some examples of why your work as an ambassador is important:
Meltdown Leads To Felony Charge For Teen On The Spectrum
Modesto Bee via Disability Scoop, 2/1/16
Trial ordered for Howell men in autistic teen's dare
Asbury Park Press, 10/28/15
Autistic Man’s Near-Death Experience Inspires New Anti-Bullying Law
The Mighty, 1/13/16
Neighbors file ‘extraordinary, unprecedented’ public nuisance lawsuit against autistic boy’s family
Washington Post, 10/7/15
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