The month of April, also known as Autism Awareness Month, is quickly approaching and many of our supporters are looking for simple ways that they can help out and teach others about Autism Spectrum Disorder. We’ve come up with a list of four easy things you can do to support those with autism.
Challenge your friends, family and coworkers to a contest to see who can raise the most money during Autism Awareness Month! Not only will you be raising money for charities, but you’ll also have a chance to teach people about autism and potentially get more people involved in a great cause.
There are several ways you can set up a contest: allow people to turn in donation receipts, accept cash or checks in a collection box to make the donation yourself, or set up a www.GoFundMe.com page to collect donations online. Choose a fun prize for the winner, like taking them out to lunch, having a small office party or match their donation! For ideas on what autism organizations to donate to, see this list of our favorite charities.
Whether you’d like to shop for yourself or buy a gift for someone else, there are lots of organizations that donate to autism charities.
One of our favorite examples is the Piece by Piece warmer from Scentsy. With each purchase, a large portion of the proceeds go to Autism Speaks. There are tons of scents you can choose from to keep your house smelling great and it’s a great conversation starter.
If you’ve ever worn sports memorabilia, at some point you’ve probably started a conversation with a complete stranger about your favorite team (or team rivalry) without even trying. Just like a team jersey, a t-shirt that shows your support for your autistic loved ones or autism awareness can attract a lot of attention and give you a chance to enlighten others on the topic. And what could be easier than wearing a comfy t-shirt?
Check out our Shop page to check out our new t-shirt collection!
We understand that many people, especially those caring for autistic loved ones, may not have a lot of time and money to spend on raising awareness. Fortunately, we’re happy to do the work for you! Just share our website and/or blog with your friends and family on your social media accounts and let them learn from us! It’s the quickest and most affordable way to tell others that autism awareness is important to you and that you’d like for them to learn more.
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