Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness involves promoting understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. The goal is to educate the public about autism, support individuals with autism and their families, and advocate for resources and inclusion.


  • Increased Understanding: Reduces stigma and misconceptions surrounding autism.
  • Support for Families: Provides families with resources and a community of support.
  • Inclusion: Encourages the development of more inclusive environments for individuals with autism.


  • Websites: Autism Speaks (, Autism Society (
  • YouTube Channels: The Aspie World, Yo Samdy Sam
  • Documentaries: “Life, Animated” and “The Reason I Jump”
  • Books: “The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism” by Naoki Higashida (Amazon)

Best Age to Start

Awareness and education can begin at any age, though tailored educational efforts are most effective starting in early childhood.

Equipment and Materials

  • Educational Materials: Books, pamphlets, online courses. Many resources are available for free or at a low cost.
  • Sensory Toys/Tools: For individuals with autism, which can range from $10 to $50.
  • Weekly/Monthly Cost: Minimal, mainly involves time for education and advocacy.
  • Membership Fees: None required; donations to autism awareness organizations are optional.

Starting Tips

  • Education: Start with learning about autism from reputable sources to understand the spectrum.
  • Community Involvement: Join or support autism awareness events and campaigns.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for policies and practices that support individuals with autism in schools and communities.

Frequency of Activity

  • Educational Activities: Regularly engage in learning and sharing information about autism.
  • Community Engagement: Participate in or organize autism awareness events annually during Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year as opportunities arise.

Requirements/Tasks for Mastery

  • Complete a certified course on understanding autism spectrum disorders.
  • Successfully organize or significantly contribute to an autism awareness campaign or event.
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to advocating for the rights and inclusion of individuals with autism.

Famous Figures

  • Temple Grandin: An animal scientist and advocate for people with autism.
  • Stephen Shore: An autism advocate and professor who focuses on educational strategies for individuals with ASD.

Mastery in autism awareness is characterized by a deep understanding of autism spectrum disorders, active participation in advocacy and educational efforts, and a commitment to fostering inclusion and support for individuals with autism and their families.


Bible Memory