This is a copy of an email that I send to my co-workers. I wanted to share with all of you in case you would like to use it!
April 2nd marks the 7th year of World Autism Awareness Day.
As a special education community we know the impacts of Autism on our students and our families. Lets celebrate our students unique differences by wearing blue on April 2nd (or an Autism Awareness t-shirt). The same day businesses and homes around the world will be lighting up blue. You can find out more by going to this website. http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day
If you are interested in teaching your class a bit about autism here is some age based lesson plans. http://media.autismspeaks.org/liub/LIUB+Educational+Toolkit.pdf
You can also find a wonderful Arthur video on YouTube. http://www.learningahoy.com/2013/04/autism-awareness-blog-hop.html
Last, but not least is a great video by Carly Fleischmann about what it feels like to be a person with Autism. http://carlysvoice.com/carlyscafe/