Autism Acceptance Month 2023
April is Autism Acceptance Month!
Written by Rebekah Poe, M.Ed., an award-winning former special education teacher and national teaching conference presenter from Alabama.
April is Autism Acceptance Month, and here at Digitability, we are proud to be a part of the community dedicated to supporting individuals with Autism in and out of the classroom.
As a part of Autism Acceptance Month, we are sharing ways you and your class can get involved.
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Gold clothing or a Rainbow Infinity Symbol
Wear GOLD or sport a RAINBOW INFINITY symbol in support of Autism Acceptance. The Infinity Symbol represents the diversity of the autism spectrum. Using a rainbow or gold infinity symbol is common, and there are ribbons, banners, stickers, and digital widgets that are popular to share during Autism Acceptance Month.
Movies and Film
Watch movies and shows featuring characters with Autism. From Sesame Street for the youngest of students to Pixar’s Short Film “Loop”, more and more movies and television shows are showcasing people with Autism. More and more, we are seeing actors who actually have autism portraying these roles. Authentic representation of the Autism community by mainstream media is an effective tool to support and promote acceptance and inclusion and celebrate diversity.
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Spread Awareness of Acceptance
Show off your celebration for Autism Acceptance month with FREE POSTERS from Digitability. Print full color versions to hang up in hallways and classrooms, or print black and white versions to decorate as a class project. Use the time your students are decorating their poster to lead discussions and complete an included activity on diversity, inclusion, and what it means to truly accept someone for who they are. Use the form below to access your FREE RESOURCES.
With 1 in 36 children affected by Autism, it is more important than ever to teach and model acceptance and inclusion, and celebrate the unique perspectives of those with Autism. Digitability's comprehensive curriculum is designed with this population in mind! Learn more about supporting students with autism in your school or organization by requesting a free information packet and quote by visiting https://www.digitability.com/demo