autism awareness month
Drawing by a child with autism

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. To highlight the growing need for awareness about autism, a wide spectrum of complex disorders of brain development, the month of April is recognized as a special opportunity to educate the public.

World Autism Awareness Materials

Please feel free to use, reprint and distribute any of the following materials for promotional and educational purposes. However, the content may not be altered without written consent. If you have any questions about fair use or suggestions for future materials, please contact Autism Speaks

World Autism Awareness Day Logo:

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World Autism Awareness Day UN Resolution (.pdf format):
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About Autism Brochure (.pdf format):
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Talking to Parents About Autism Action Toolkit:
| English | Developmental Milestone Maps|

Today, 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with autism. As a parent or early childhood educator, you may be the first to notice when a child is not meeting typical developmental milestones. When this happens, you need to approach a child psychiatrist or developmental paediatrician or talk to the parents and urge them to have their child screened. The Talking to Parents About Autism Action Kit contains the tools you need to initiate this critical dialogue. Having this conversation with parents can make all the difference in a child's life!

100 Day Kit

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit were created specifically for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism or AS/HFA. Anyone can download the 100 Day Kit for free! To view more of Autism Speaks Family Services Tool Kits, visit: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits

Learn about the Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health (GAPH) Initiative - read more here. Overview available in here.

How to teach … autism awareness

To mark World Autism Awareness Day, use these lesson resources and teaching tips to help teachers ensure all students understand the disorder and support those directly affected

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