Autism Acceptance Month

The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin celebrates differences as we work to build inclusive communities where individuals with autism live fully through connection and acceptance.

This year, we formally acknowledge the shift from “Awareness” to “Acceptance” and advocate for lawmakers to federally designate April as Autism Acceptance Month. While we will always work to spread awareness, words matter -- the need for acceptance is greater than ever.

Promote Acceptance

In April, we celebrate the numerous ways autistic individuals contribute to our communities and enrich the world. The Autism Society understands the importance of fostering acceptance to ignite change through improved support and opportunities in inclusive education, competitive employment, accessible housing, affordable health care and comprehensive long-term services and supports. Join us as we seek out and amplify a range of autistic stories, experiences and perspectives.

Commit Your Support

Take action and #celebratedifferences by committing to support the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin,  Share our resources across your digital and social channels, engage your network in fundraising efforts,  host your own Facebook fundraiser, or make your own personal contribution. Find the option best for you, every bit of support matters.

#IAmMe Social Media Challenge

#IAmMe seeks to highlight strengths and interests as we celebrate differences and honor the diversity of the autism community. Share a photo of yourself or family doing a favorite activity to showcase pride and promote acceptance and use the hashtag #IAmMe.

Promote Inclusion

Being part of a community and feeling included, welcomed and accepted is important to people’s lives. Our Autism Friendly Communities program can help you and/or your organization improve access and inclusion to your programs and events. Learn more about accommodations and supports you can implement right now by visiting our Autism Friendly Communities webpage.

Get Connected

Join the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin and our local affiliate network at a virtual or local event in April!