Why Awareness Still Matters

February 07, 2018

While we have made great strides toward our goals to raise awareness and build acceptance, we still have a lot of work to do.

Unfortunately, there were a number of incidents in New Jersey and across the country where individuals with autism were bullied, put in dangerous situations and felt unwelcome in their schools and 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:

Autism community debates how library treated “Real Housewives” child
New Jersey 101.5, 4/11/18

We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police
The Washington Post, 2/8/18

10 Things I Know to Be True About Raising a Child with Autism
New Jersey Family, By Eileen Shaklee, 5/15/17

Meltdown Leads To Felony Charge For Teen On The Spectrum
Modesto Bee via Disability Scoop, 2/1/16

Autistic Man’s Near-Death Experience Inspires New Anti-Bullying Law
The Mighty, 1/13/16