5 Easy Ways to Virtually Honor World Autism Awareness Day and World Autism Month

1. Wear blue on April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day

Although we are social distancing and staying at home, don’t forget to wear blue on April 2. FaceTime a friend, post a selfie on your social media channels or organize a virtual chapter meeting so everyone can show off their blue in support of Autism Speaks. 

2. Light It Up Blue

If you have blue light bulbs from previous years for World Autism Month, get them ready and installed. You may still be able to order blue light bulbs online, but shipping times may be delayed. 

3. Share Blue and Promote Kindness

Add a frame to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture to show your support. Click here to learn more about options from Autism Speaks. 

While you’re on social media, take a few moments to share about Autism Speaks’ Kindness Counts Challenge. Click here for ideas on what to share on social media. 

You can also share some updated information about autism. On March 26, the CDC released new statistics on autism prevalence. 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. Click here to learn more.

4. Join a Walk

Although all spring Autism Speaks Walks have been postponed and rescheduled, you can still set up a team and create a fundraising page. If you are able, start your fundraising and building your team so you can get a head start. If you want to start a Facebook fundraiser, be sure to start it from your Autism Speaks Participant Center once you’ve registered for a Walk. By doing it this way, it ensures your chapter and Alpha Xi Delta receive credit for your donations.

Find a Walk near you 

5. Bake It Up Blue

Baking treats while staying inside is a fun way to pass the time! We have a Blissfully Blue Cookbook that has some yummy, blue treat recipes to help you get started. This document goes along with our Blissfully Blue Bake Sale Fundraiser, so you will see references to a bake sale in the document. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not advise hosting a bake sale or distributing treats to others during this time. 

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How are you honoring World Autism Month?

Be sure to send photos of you honoring World Autism Month to quilleditor@alphaxidelta.org. You may be featured on our social media channels or The Quill