Thursday, March 26, 2009

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month.

Cindy Golden gives some great ideas for activities for this month in her blog OMAC Consulting. In addition to her ideas, here are a few more:

1. Design a proclamation and have it signed by the mayor and school superintendent of your city. Present it at the next school board meeting.
2. Write some public service announcements and get your local radio or TV station to air them.
3. Write a press release for your local newspaper.
4. Each school day in April, someone reads a fact about autism over the intercom to the whole school.
5. Invite legisltators for a reception (hosted by your students) and give a short presentation about autism.
6. Give a presentation to the local high school service learning classes.
7. Give a presentation to the local high school key club organization.
8. Give a presentation to the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
9. Give a presentation to the Lion’s Club.
10. Have your students make a pocket sized factbook about autism to give to legislators or school board members.

Do you have any other suggestions? Feel free to leave a comment and share it. Thanks for reading!

Photo credit: Autism Awareness Month Ribbon


TJ Shay said...

There is an amazing story book (and DVD) called, "Wings of Epoh" which was written by famed Holocaust Survivor, Gerda Weissmann Klein and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. It was co-sponsored by the SARRC Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.

If you would like to see it,

If you want more information and a discount code, feel free to email me at

loonyhiker said...

TJ Shay: Thanks for the reminder about this book. I remember now that you also wrote a great post about this in your blog. I am adding the link to your post here for others: Lack of Communication-Autism Perspective -