How will you celebrate April, National Autism Awareness Month?
#NAAM16 is for YOU!
The Autism Society Greater Akron hopes you will join us during the month of April, National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM), to raise awareness of autism within your school and help us celebrate the differences in all of us!
It’s easy to get involved – from painting multi-colored puzzles pieces, to making announcements on the intercom about being a friend to someone with autism, to collecting Change4Change – everyone can be involved and have fun learning. We hope you can take a few minutes to adopt one or more of them – or to make up your own – for your school and/or classroom.
With 1:68 children having a diagnosis of autism, and 1:3 being bullied in the school environment, it’s a month we can do together to highlight the best in all of us! Join us in celebration of #NAAM16, an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.
|Raise Awareness with Students
Awareness is just the first step to improving the lives of those affected by autism. Awareness must lead to acceptance and acceptance to action. The link below has a list of autism facts and tips on how to be a friend to a person with autism. Use large puzzle pieces to post these facts and tips around the school or do a daily fact in your morning announcements
Creative an Inclusive Classroom
Inclusion is not something that a school has, but is instead something that a school does. Inclusive classrooms can include a wide range of supports to effectively address the individual needs of students on the autism spectrum. Read these articles for more information ...
Attend a Local Event
Apr 2 - Crafty Mart Mom & Pop Shoppe
Cookies from West Side Bakery • Hats & Apparel at Local Lids Stores
History of NAAM & The Puzzle Ribbon
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization since 1965, celebrates National Autism Awareness Month in April 2016. Launched as Autism Awareness Week in 1972, the Autism Society adopted the official observance of National Autism Awareness Month in 1984 as a critical step forward to increasing understanding about autism spectrum disorder
Run / Walk / Build a Team
Join us for the sixth annual Akron's Autism 5k Run and Walk on June 18 at Lock 3. Help us raise money to support local programs and services for those living the autism journey in our community.
5k Run and Walk starts at 9 AM - $35 Registration Fee
Fun Walk starts at 9:15 AM - Raise $50 to get a T-Shirt and $100 to get a T-Shirt and cool socksREGISTER HERE ...