April is Autism Acceptance Month. Though, acceptance of neurodiversity should be every month.
Here are some ways you can help promote Autism Acceptance in your school:
- Go on the morning announcements (or have students go on the morning announcements) and share information about Autism.
- Hang posters and facts/myth busters around your campus.
- Host a Autism Acceptance walk-a-thon or a Sensory Day.
- Have dress up days with different meanings for what students are wearing, all related to Autism Acceptance.
- TEACH KINDNESS. I always incorporate kindness in general when I am teaching about and spreading Autism Acceptance. The fact of the matter is that if you are constantly promoting being kind to everyone, regardless of differences, then students learn to accept neurodiversity as well.
- Have an Autism Acceptance poster or door contest. Students can share what they know about Autism and/or what they can do to be kind to those with Autism.
- Start a peer buddy program where students can sign up to be paired with students with Autism. They spend time together, participate in fun activities, and form meaningful friendships.