When it comes to autism, it’s time to move the public from “awareness” to “acceptance and inclusion.” We want to put an end to the stigma, negative stereotypes and bullying. We want to inspire new ways of thinking about, interacting with, and including the autistic. It’s going to take a mighty league self-advocates, parents, educators, families, and professionals to make it happen.
Join the parents, self-advocates and teachers who have already pledged to speak to groups in their communities—their local schools, libraries, boy and girl scout meetings, homeschool co-ops and other community forums. They are telling their personal stories, hosting events, and having conversations about autism.
We are united around one goal: Making our communities more autism-friendly. What are our Acceptance Ambassadors doing? Here are a few examples:
- Elementary school assemblies (Using our Mighty League Presentation)
- Hosting an “Autism Rocks” event
- Setting up a public awareness bulletin board in a library and school
- Sharing the Acceptance Ambassador Initiative on their networks and social media platforms
- Reading autism-themed stories at local libraries
- Speaking at companies about how to interact with and help customers and employees with autism
- Autism workshop for a Boy Scout Troop earning their “Aware and Care” Badge
Become an Acceptance Ambassador
Becoming an Acceptance Ambassador is easy! Pledge to get out in your community to engage, inspire, and create a culture of caring and compassion for those with autism. We have some great tools you can use or you can create your own.
Sign up and we’ll send you outreach suggestions plus a list of Mighty League files you can download and use.