This April, the Autism Society #CelebratesDifferences for Autism Acceptance Month. Everyday, we work to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community to live fully. Be the connection this April to spreading awareness for early diagnosis, promoting inclusion in the greater community, and practicing acceptance in everyday life.
Autism Society of America (ASA)
Press Release (ASA)
One in 44 children are diagnosed with Autism. As the fastest-growing developmental disability in the US, you or someone you know and love is a part of the Autism community. Be the connection this April by supporting the Autism Society of Maine in our quest to educate, advocate, and support the Autism community
Please Note: This page will be updated frequently during the Month of April so keep coming back!
ASM Online Calendar
Check out what is happening in April and all year long! ASM Online Calendar
Autism Society of Maine Free Webinars "Coffee with Cathy" Series in April:
Recording April 13th - Unique Risk Markers and Warning Signs of Suicide for Autistic People by Lisa Morgan, M.Ed.
Recording April 20th - Exploring the Autism Diagnosis: The Forgotten Generation presented by Brigid Rankowskiz
Register April 27th, 1:00 to 2:00 - Neurodiversity Panel presented by Dr. Kerry Magro Ed.D.
More information about webinars and participants here.
- Maine State Troopers Foundation Autism Acceptance inspired patch - $10.00 + $1shipping. Buy your patch here
License plates featuring logos of the Autism Society of Maine and Doug Flutie Foundation will be displayed on Maine State Police cruisers for the month of April and then auctioned off later. See the license plate unveiling on the news here.
- Hannaford's Bloomin' 4 Good Program: For the month of April ASM has been selected to receive a $1 donation for every Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet with the red circle sticker sold at the Hannaford store located in Winthrop.
- J.Crew Factory: April 18th - May 2nd Save 20% off of your entire transaction or more when you mention this flyer!
- Autism Awareness Keychain - $2.00 for every Autism Awareness keychain sale in the month of April 2022 to ASM
Do you want to create a facebook fundraiser for ASM? It’s easy! Just go to the ASM fundraiser link or to the tab or your own facebook page to get started!
This is a fun way to host an online fundraiser and share your friends and family!
Walk for Autism - Two Locations!
Westbrook, April 24th and Bangor, May 1st
Each location will be a unique, energizing and supportive environment. Plans are in the works for games, entertainment, prizes, and much more! Learn more and register (before April 1st to get your t-shirt!)
Have a Heart
Businesses or Agencies - sell puzzle piece paper hearts for $1 each to your customers or clients.
They would put their name on the heart and your agency could display them.
Call ASM if you would like to participate at 1-800-273-5200. We will provide you with the hearts and a shout out Facebook to
all businesses or agencies that participate.
Resources Explaining Autism:
For Kids and Caregivers:
Autism Informational Printables
Kits for Kids
Educators, would you like to have a presentation done in your classroom around autism? Teaching kids about autism will help them better understand their classmates who might appear odd, or different. The Autism Society of Maine is offering to send an Autism Information Specialist to your school and present to your class, second grade through eighth grade.
Depending on the grade level the presentation can be anywhere from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. ASM will provide materials. Reach out to ASM firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Understanding Autism can Begin with Books!
The ASM Lending Library is a free collection of books, cd's,dvd's for children and adults about autism.
We can send to you at no cost, library material and even give you return postage to send back to us! Need help picking out a title? Let us know what you are looking for and we can suggest a title for you!