Autism Delaware Celebrates 44 Days of Autism Acceptance and Inclusion
Highlighting autism awareness and engagement from March 25 to May 7
Published: March 16, 2022 by: Autism Delaware
For 44 days, we are highlighting the great ways so many people are showing their support for autism acceptance and inclusion.
Some people are organizing events like an autism-friendly Easter Egg Hunt, a sensory-friendly movie day, and autism story times. Others are promoting autism awareness in their communities and organization with things like Blue Jeans for Autism Day, banners and posters to support autism acceptance and inclusion, and autism awareness pins and patches.
Looking for ways to get involved?
Here are some ideas:
- Start your own fundraiser by organizing events at work or school. Some examples are having a bake sale, jeans day, a concert or create your own fun and exciting fundraising event.
- Form a team with your family, friends or coworkers and join the Walk for Autism in October. autismdelaware.org/walk
- Ask your favorite local restaurant to hold an “Autism Day” where a percentage of proceeds go to Autism Delaware
- Volunteer for us! Volunteers are an essential piece to the work Autism Delaware does in the community. Volunteers serve on committees, help at fundraising events and much more! autismdelaware.org/volunteer
If you have an autism-focused activity planned between March 25th and May 7th to share or if want to make connections with other groups, email Susan Campbell, our community and volunteer engagement specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s why it’s 44 days!
In December 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the biannual estimate of the number of children who are diagnosed with autism in the United States, increasing it to one in 44, up from the prior estimate of one in 54. To encourage reflection on this significant increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Autism Delaware will expand its annual autism awareness, acceptance and inclusion efforts in April to 44 days, starting on March 25th and ending on May 7th.
Use #autsimDE to inspire others.
Let us know what you will do for autism acceptance and inclusion and what your why is!