Autism Acceptance in the Schools
Teaching Students About Autism
Our School Autism Acceptance Kits are designed for elementary and middle school students to help them better understand students with Autism.
Teaching about disability and inclusion can help children learn more as they grow and build an understanding of the world and its role in it and lead to many positive outcomes:
- Protects vulnerable students from bullying
- Promotes inclusivity among the student body
- Builds empathy and emotional intelligence
- Helps students understand differences in a positive manner
- Diminishes implicit bias
- Develops skills that youth carry with them beyond school
When students learn to see the person first rather than focus on a classmate’s disability, we create a stronger, more inclusive community.
Thank you to Devin Fletes and Michelle Goodrow for their assistance in developing these resources. We appreciate you!
Available Resources for Celebrating Autism Acceptance
Thank you for helping your class learn about Autism and helping them understand accepting students with Autism. When students learn to see the person first rather than focus on a classmate’s disability, we create a stronger, more inclusive community.
- Bubbles of Kindness Activities for the school or classroom
- Lesson Plans broken down by grade level
- Link to video Amazing Things Happen – by Alexander Amelines, our recommended Autism Acceptance video (4 min)
- List of supplemental books by grade level
- Friendship Tip Sheet
- Autism Acceptance presentation – which can be given by students or staff
We would love to hear about your experiences and see pictures of Autism Acceptance in action. You can tag us or email us at email@example.com!
Bubbles of Kindness – Class or School Activity
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, and April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month. This is a time to encourage people worldwide to unite and speak out against discrimination, celebrate diversity, and promote the inclusion of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We have created two activities which can be done as a school or class which require little resources. The Bubbles of Kindness Blowout Event and the Bubbles of Kindness Display.
Video About Autism
Chosen by our panel of Autistic Advisors, this 4 minute video gives an uplifting introduction to autism for young non-autistic audiences, aiming to raise awareness, understanding and tolerance in future generations.
We would love to hear your experiences and see pictures of our curriculum in action. For more information or to start a peer education initiative in your school, contact 951-220-6922 or firstname.lastname@example.org