Autism Society of Wisconsin
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With 1 in 68 children identified with autism, it’s critical that our communities understand autism in order to provide meaningful support for individuals with autism and their families. This April, we’re asking schools, businesses and other interested community partners to help us raise autism awareness by participating in our Change for Autism campaign. Together, we can create change for individuals and families affected by autism by increasing community understanding and support!

How can you raise awareness?

Get creative! There are a number of different ways you can help others understand autism. In the past, schools have shared information about autism over morning announcements or by making posters for hallways and classrooms. Inviting students with autism to help with a campaign is a great idea! What do they want their peers to know? In past campaigns, schools have had great success inviting students with autism to speak to their classmates about autism. Not a school? How about sending a daily/weekly email with information about autism? We have resources, fact sheets, and other ideas to help get you started!

How can you get involved?

  • Check to make sure your school is located within the Autism Society of Wisconsin’s new 53 county service area.

  • Let us know of your plans to participate by signing up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChangeforAutism or sending in a completed Change for Autism Form.

  • Develop a plan to raise autism awareness. The Autism Society of Wisconsin will provide support, ideas, and resources.

  • Collect containers (like empty milk jugs) to hold change.

  • Spread the word and start collecting spare change.

  • At the end of April, count your change and report your totals back to the Autism Society of Wisconsin. Totals must be reported back by May 12th to be eligible for prizes.

The school that raises the most money will win parties for the top 3 classrooms. Classrooms can choose between a pizza party, ice cream party, donuts & chocolate milk, or a movie and popcorn. All participating organizations will be entered in a drawing to win two free registrations to the Autism Society of Wisconsin’s Annual Conference.

SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE

Download the Change for Autism Form.

Contact Kirsten Cooper at kcooper@asw4autism.org or 920-215-3303 with questions.