National Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month (NAAM)

Autism Awareness Month is on the horizon! Are you looking to spread awareness and acceptance during National Autism Awareness Month? Here are some fun ways to get involved and help celebrate throughout the month of April!

Here is a list of 30+ things to do for autism in 30 days- April 2018

  1. Participate in or donate to The Autism Society of Texas Bike Ride and Fun Run – April 15th
  2. Write a letter to a loved one with autism
  3. Try out an Autism Friendly Business
  4. Read a book about autism or with a character with autism
  5. Share something on social media about autism
  6. Invite a friend of family member with autism to your house
  7. Watch a movie about autism
  8. Change your Facebook header picture to an image about autism
  9. Subscribe to the Autism Society of Texas Newsletters
  10. Sign up to receive advocacy alerts
  11. Buy an item at
  12. Watch the Autism Society’s Brown Bag Learning Lunch Educational Videos on Facebook
  13. Wear an autism shirt
  14. Donate to the Autism Society of Texas via Facebook or the website
  15. Talk to a friend about autism
  16. Write a letter to your legislator to advocate for individuals with autism
  17. Order your Amazon goods via Amazon Smile and select Autism Society as the organization
  18. Visit our friends at Greater Goods Roasting and purchase Autism Society’s Coffee
  19. Visit Kendra Scott South Congress who will donate a percent of sales to AST- Friday, April 27th
  20. Visit Chipotle– April 29th all day, multiple locations & they’ll donate a percent of sales to AST
  21. Create an autism friendly workplace
  22. Ask for a shout-out for autism awareness month on the radio
  23. Share educational facts about autism on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  24. Ask your employer to match your donations to Autism Society of Texas
  25. Thank someone who has helped you or your loved one affected by autism
  26. Participate in #AutismStories  by sharing a photo & story for social media 
  27. Practice or watch someone with autism’s talent & sign up for the May Talent Show
  28. Call a caregiver of someone with autism and let them know that you care
  29. Share a story about how you have or would want to accept someone with autism
  30. Attend a sensory friendly movie
  31. Attend the ABCs of ABA
  32. Get your child’s haircut at Cookie Cutters Sunset Valley, Pflugerville, or Round Rock – April 22-28th

Want to support Autism Society of Texas and raise awareness? 

Here are some examples of ways that you or your business can help support the Autism Society and increase awareness and acceptance for all on the spectrum! Try hosting one of these events in your community! You can do these as a fundraiser or an awareness-raiser, or both! If you’re fundraising, let people know you’re donating the money to Autism Society of Texas to be used to support adults with autism, as well as children and their families.

  • Car Wash
  • Garage Sale
  • Bake Sale
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Jeans Day for employees: In exchange for a donation, employees will be allowed to wear jeans in lieu of the regular business attire.

There are many possibilities to show your support! The Autism Society would be happy to provide information and brochures about autism if you choose to host an event.

Businesses can also have a special Autism Awareness Day and and donate a percent of sales! This month the following businesses are supporting Autism Society of Texas: Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids, Dell, Kendra Scott, Sylvan Learning, and Chipotle Mexican Grill!  If you’d like to learn more or plan to have a fundraiser and want autism brochures, please email Carolina Sarria at Thank you!

Check out our April 2018 Calendar to keep up with what’s happening!