World Autism Day is April 2nd!
World Autism Day is coming up in less than two weeks! On April 2nd, every year, this day is internationally recognized as a day to raise awareness of autism on all levels of society. World Autism Day is also one of only four official health-specific United Nation Days. The day itself brings individual autism organizations together all around the world to aid in things like research, diagnoses, treatment, and overall awareness for those with autism.
Not only is there just one day for recognizing and raising awareness, but this day springboards the entire month of April for being National Autism Awareness Day.
Here are some ways you can participate April 2nd for World Autism Day:
- Join the thousands of people across the world who wear blue in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Visit Autism Speaks online to see the different ways you can “Light it up Blue” on April 2nd and to take the pledge!
- Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon – as a pin on your shirt, a magnet on your car, a badge on your blog, or even your Facebook profile picture – and educate those around you on the potential of people with autism! To learn more about the Autism Awareness Ribbon, click here.
- Connect with your neighbors – many communities hold special events for the autism community; you can find many of those in our monthly newsletter. You can search nationwide for events online by clicking here.
- Donate to a local or nation-wide autism group or research fund.
Join us on social media and message us your questions and ideas you have for our next newsletter or blog topic. Don’t forget to tag us in your Light it Up Blue pictures on April 2nd!
In The Press
We are proud to announce that A is for Apple, Inc. Received the Best Business of San Jose Award in the category of Occupational Therapy for the second year in a row!
San Jose, February 23, 2017 — A is for Apple, Inc has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of San Jose Award in the Occupational Therapy category by the Best Businesses of San Jose Award Program. This is the second time since 2014 that A is for Apple, Inc has been selected for this award.Each year, the Best Businesses of San Jose Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Jose area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Best Businesses of San Jose Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of San Jose Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Autism Awareness Day at the San Jose Barracuda
Watch as the AHL Pacific Division’s FIRST PLACE TEAM the Barracuda take on the Stockton Heat.
- When: Sunday April 9, 3 pm
- Where: SAP Center in San Jose, 525 W Santa Clara St.
- Details: We’ll be in section 115, so get tickets there so we can hang out. Tickets prices are reasonable!
- Tickets: Event Website
Shake Your Groove Thing For Autism: Dance to help support a great cause!
Sponsored by Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area during Autism Awareness Month, the Dance-a-thon is the bay area’s first multi-beneficiary autism fundraiser. While you’re dancing you will be raising money for several nonprofits that provide recreational opportunities for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
- When: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
- Where: Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
- Sign Up: Click Here for Reg Link and More Info
You can register as an individual or a team. Fundraising minimum of $125 for team or individual to participate in the event, (easy to do, just ask friends and family to sponsor you and your kiddo). The space features a 12,000-square-foot dance floor, a live DJ, and high-energy dance music for four straight hours. All ages! All abilities! See you there!
Register today… and shake your groove thing for autism!