“The theme of this year’s Autism Awareness Month campaign for the Autism Society of America and its affiliates is “We See Things Differently,” challenging us all to reach out to someone with autism and not only embrace what might be different but find a connection to share and grow,” said Laurie Cramer, Executive Director of ASGA. “As we do 365 days a year, our team will focus this month on raising awareness and connecting individuals and families with needed resources, along with advocating for improved laws and regulations that better support individuals with autism in the long term. Join us in celebrating differences by taking meaningful action in helping to improve the lives of all affected by autism in the Greater Akron community!”
ASGA’s calls to action for this April include Share, Act, Learn & Give, which will be wrapped up into the stories they share throughout the month called A Day in the Life at the Autism Society of Greater Akron. "We hope people will learn more about what we do to support our community and how they can get involved," added Laurie Cramer.
SHARE your stories about life with autism. Teachers, friends, therapists, school bus drivers, and family members… and share your story with ASGA or your friends on social media! Use the hashtag #CelebrateDifferences!
ACT to bring more awareness and understanding of autism.
LEARN more about autism. Here are just a few facts to consider…
GIVE to support ASGA and their work in the Greater Akron community. Become a member, donate, or give your time. You are working and contributing to your own community where it will make the most impact!
Background: National Autism Awareness Month was originally launched in the 1970s by the Autism Society of America (ASA) to promote awareness, inclusion, and self-determination for all, and to ensure the highest quality of life for individuals with autism.