Autism Acceptance Month Resources

Will be updated as I find more information. This list includes things for both autistic and non-autistic people to do, and things to avoid. Naturally these things can be done outside of April as well. Got suggestions? Send them my way!

Last updated April 10, 2017

Things to do during April that support the Autistic community


Support the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), an autistic-run nonprofit that does a lot of policy work 

Support Autism Women’s Network (AWN), an autistic-run nonprofit dedicated to providing community and resources to Autistic women and girls.

Other Groups and Stuff to Support (non-exhaustive)

Check out the Autism Acceptance Month Website (run by ASAN)

Attend local Autism Acceptance Month events

The #RedInstead Campaign instead of Light it up Blue

Follow the Autism Acceptance Day page and Interviews with Autistics series started by Paula Durbin-Westby

Stimtastic Giveaways

Do some Reading on Autism Acceptance and Autistic Culture (these are just a few links out of many)

Things to avoid in April during Autism Acceptance Month

Avoid Autism Speaks and Lighting it Up Blue, and organizations with a focus on cure, prevention, etc.

Avoid Posting Personal Details about your Autistic Relatives Online (links are explanations)