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Change for Autism

The Autism Society Inland Empire (ASIE) works to improve the lives of all who are affected with autism, including children, teens, adults, siblings, parents, and the professionals who serve them. 

Autism is a complex disorder that affects the way a person’s brain works.  Symptoms can range from mild to severe.  It affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.  Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism.  There are over 12,000 children, teens and adults living with Autism in the Inland Empire. 

To increase awareness, ASIE has created “Change for Autism,” an opportunity for students to collect coins to help those affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Their support will help raise funds towards local public awareness, workshops, family crisis assistance, job training, and social programs. 

By participating in Change for Autism, students learn that they can make a difference in the lives of others.  You can make a difference in 5 easy steps –

1. Email info@ieautism.org and let us know you are participating. 

2. Set a date for your campaign.

3. Choose the best method to collect coins for your classroom or school.

4. Collect coins! Get teachers, staff and parents involved too!

5. Share your results and mail your donations to the Autism Society Inland Empire. 

 

Ideas to Help Promote Change for Autism

In the past, schools have shared information about autism over morning announcements or by making posters for hallways and classrooms. Invite students with autism, family members, or professionals, to speak to their classmates about autism. Not a school? How about sending a daily/weekly email with information about autism? We have resources, fact sheets, and other ideas to help get you started!  Need more help?  More Autism Awareness resources are below!

Puzzle Piece Campaign: Sell Autism Society Inland Empire puzzle piece cards for $1. Hang them up in school to help raise awareness.

Walk: ASIE’s annual walk will be at the Fontana Speedway on Sat, April 8th. Start your own Walk Team for your school!

Call or email us if you have any questions info@ieautism.org or 951-220-6922.  Thank you for your support!

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