Help Raise Awareness for Autism This Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month!

The month of April has been recognized as Autism Awareness Month since the 1970’s. It is a special opportunity to raise awareness about autism and to educate yourself and others. If you or someone you know is autistic, or if you just want to learn more about autism, check out all the great stories and information from girls on New Moon!

Have you heard of Temple Grandin? She is an inspirational woman who uses her autism to help animals, other people, and the world. She says, “The world needs all kinds of minds,” and that many people make a big difference in how the world works because of the different ways they think. Bianca, 14, Colorado was able to interview Temple, check out what she had to share here.

Read Isabella, 10, Michigan’s poem about her older brother. Isabella’s brother has autism, and she says it doesn’t matter that he is different, she loves him to pieces!

When she was in second grade, Lindsey, 12, Oklahoma was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, which is a form of autism. Check out her experience in her story “My Life.”

LenaKiga, 13, Pennsylvania is great friends with her older sister who is autistic. They love to play games, have club meetings and just hang out together! LenaKiga shares a lot of tips on being a great friend in her story!

Do you want to help raise awareness about autism? You can make a difference! Check out how Clare Rose, 11, Kansas is trying to raise awareness and make a difference with her own charity organization “Assistance for Aspergers.”

For more girl-created content about autism check out April is Autism Awareness Month on! Here you can find resources, stories videos and more about autism and autism awareness. You can share your own experience, too!

How can you help raise awareness for autism this month? Share your ideas and stories in the comments below!


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  • Mouse Gc

    I am a NMG and when I saw this story on the home page I had to read it! My brother was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome befoore I was born. His condition is fairly mild but it is good that you are spreading awareness for it!