Volume 1 | Issue 6 | April 5, 2019
Autism Awareness Month Week One
As an Ambassador, you have proven your commitment to moving past awareness and encouraging others to build communities that embrace and accept individuals and families with autism. The first week of National Autism Awareness Month has had a flurry of activity!
Junior Ambassador, Jordan, set up an information and sales table during a "mix it up" lunch on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day at Russell O. Brackman Middle School in Barnegat, NJ.
Meet Viktoria Wargo
2019 Autism Ambassador of the Week 1
Viktoria has a strong commitment to raising autism awareness. She admits being named her county’s Teacher of the Year was every exciting for her, but she also appreciates the elevated platform it has given her as an advocate. She also hopes the recognition she has received may motivate more talented students to become teachers.
Viktoria is a teacher at the Triangle School in Hillsborough, NJ.

Her introduction to autism came in college, while working part time at a daycare facility with a young boy on the spectrum who had speech delays. She eventually was able to help him learn to say his name.

Easy ways to weave autism awareness into your school
Whether you are a teacher, parent, or student, schools are a major part of your community and offer an opportunity to reach a lot of people.
Message Boards
Promote awareness on outside school message boards or hallway displays.
In the Classroom
Ask a teacher if you can come in and read a kid-friendly book about autism. 
Post About It
Post autism facts on your school’s social media pages. 
Talking Point - Start the Conversation
Encourage and Demonstrate Kindness!
Our ambassador campaign encourages everyone to help build communities that embrace and accept individuals with autism.

One easy way to do this is to simply encourage kindness, especially when encountering individuals with autism in your day-to-day activities.

Use this Talking Point to start a conversation>>
Upcoming Events
April 6
Bridgewater, NJ
April 7
Toms River, NJ
April 13
Moorestown, NJ
April 13 & 14
Bayonne, NJ
April 28
Fanwood, NJ
Shine a Light on Autism
April 30
Livingston, NJ
May 4
Parlin, NJ
May 5
Washington, NJ
June 8
Lincroft, NJ
Want to see your event here? Create a Facebook event and invite us as a co-host or tag us and we'll add you to our event calendar!
Keep us informed, post, or send in your photos! We can’t wait to hear what you have in store to make this April an outstanding Autism Awareness Month!

Thank you for making a commitment to CHOOSE KINDNESS!

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Autism New Jersey is the state’s leading autism advocacy organization supporting families and professionals through our four core service pillars:
  • Information Services
  • Education and Training
  • Public Policy
  • Awareness
Autism New Jersey Ambassador Program | Established 1998