15 Ways to Spread Autism Awareness

15 Ways to Spread Autism Awareness

  1. Learn About Autism: What is it? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? Is Autism inherited?
  2. Get Involved: Attend programs, and services in your community.
  3. Go to Events: Fundraisers, Conferences, or Autism Meet ups.
  4. Use Social Media: By posting on multiple platforms, you can reach millions of people.
  5. Talk to Your Friends and Neighbors: Social media isn’t the only place to talk about autism. Getting the conversation started with the people close to you could help spark up a conversation in their personal lives as well.
  6. Participate in Programs: Social skills/Life skills groups.
  7. Spend time with people on the Spectrum: getting to know how autism impacts another persons life.
  8. Donate: Help and Support Organizations. Help is always needed.
  9. Volunteer: Donate your time if you can’t donate financially.
  10. Celebrate National Autism Awareness Month: April is Autism Awareness Month and so many events are going on during that time, but don’t forget that awareness is important every Month.
  11. Talk to local schools: there are still so many ways schools can make improvements to their programs to make them more inclusive or autism friendly learning environment.
  12. Promote Ability, Not Disability: Promoting achievements instead of posting what people on the spectrum struggle with or can’t do could potentially spread some misconceptions.
  13. Learning Opportunity: Give people that are willing to learn about autism the opportunity to expand their horizons on the subject.
  14. Support Autism with Confidence: If you know your facts and are happy to share your experiences, people will have the tendency to listen.
  15. Be Proactive: Wear Blue on April 2nd, start a blog, or just keep the conversation going.