AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH
Each April for Autism Acceptance Month (AAM), SPHARC is committed to promoting messages around autism acceptance by focusing on sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and Autistic people. We invite you to visit the official Autism Acceptance Month website hosted by our partners at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). This website serves as a central location for posting and sharing information about autism acceptance-themed events occurring across the United States for the entire month. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for Autism Acceptance related posts throughout the year!
Autism Acceptance Month 2023
The theme of SPHARC’s 2023 Autism Acceptance Month activities was: Celebrating Autistic Joy. SPHARC’s 2023 Autism Acceptance Month activities were planned with SPHARC’s Autistic Faculty and included a podcast episode and a virtual fireside chat. The podcast has a transcript and the fireside chat recording has closed captioning.
MCH Bridges Podcast Episode
Virtual Fireside Chat Recording
Every April, SPHARC will update this page with information on activities in states, communities, and the national level to promote acceptance. Please be sure to check this page frequently for updates.
NEW! SPHARC will feature “Celebrating Autistic Joy” content on our website and social media YEAR ROUND
- We want to hear from you about what it means to celebrate Autistic joy. You can share what autism looks like to you, your strengths, special interests, and passions. Submissions can be a video, audio file, written words, or art. SPHARC will highlight these submissions on our SPHARC website and social media.
- Learn more about this opportunity and how to submit at: https://bit.ly/AutisticJoy2023
Autism Acceptance Month 2021
For AAM 2021, SPHARC held a series of four coffee talks that was co-designed and led by Autistic individuals. You can access the recordings of each coffee talk below. Coffee talks #2 and #3 also have downloadable transcripts. You can also enable closed captioning in all four coffee talks when viewing on YouTube.
|Coffee Talk # 1: Reaching Families Through Telemedicine: Vanderbilt’s Early Assessment, Intervention, and Part C Mentorship Program for ASD||