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Ready-To-Use Materials for

Autism Awareness Month 

April, 2013

We know that progress in practice demands knowledge, skill and a willingness to act on what we learn. When we think about serving individuals on the autism spectrum, we know that we have many gaps.  


Hoping to lessen some of the gaps, the organizations in the IDEA Partnership are sharing the tools for your use during Autism Awareness Month. These tools were developed with participation by a variety of stakeholders and vetted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). 


The IDEA Partnership is community of 50+ national organizations that work together on the issues they share.  The Partnership is funded by OSEP  and sponsored by The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)



Explore Our Tools...
Use Our tools
 two children sitting and hold different color pieces of puzzle
a child putting the pieces of puzzle together
Woman holding blue puzzle
Ideas for schools and school communities

Autism Awareness month is a great time to focus on needs of staff and families.

Ideas for organizations 

Professional and family organizations have a special opportunity during  April .

Ideas to come together across agencies 
Agencies and schools share responsibility for ASD outcomes. ASD Awareness is a chance to come together.
Share Your Story...
  • Were these tools helpful?   How did you use them? 
  • Share your story 
  • Need more ideas?  Follow the ASD initiative on twitter @_partnership