Autism Acceptance Month Events!

We’ve compiled a list of some alternatives to “Autism Awareness”.  These are events that center the Autistic experience and Autistic voices by promoting community, pride and the ideals of neurodiversity.  Check them out and if you are planning a similar event, please contact us at and we can add you to the list!

Online Events:


Don’t light it up blue, walk in red!

PWN the Game!

Help spread the message that autistic people have loving and reciprocal relationships with their families and raise funds for important support programs by participating in PWN the Game! with your autistic loved one(s)!

Tone it Down Taupe

A campaign to calm down the rhetoric of fear in April


Paula C Durbin-Westby’s Autism Acceptance Day 2015 Virtual Event

The official event for Autism Acceptance Day!

Autism & Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Advocay and Instruction’s Celebrates Autism Acceptance andNational Poetry Month!

Celebrating both Autism Acceptance and National Poetry Month!

Autistic Blog Challenge

An alternative to the #AutismAwareness challenge for April:

Autism Positivity Flashblog

The Autism Positivity Flashblog is in it’s fourth year, and organizers are working on this event with more details available soon!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

ASAN encourages you to take the pledge to only participate in events where self advocates are included and Autistic voices are heard!

ASAN’s April social media campaign is #AcceptanceIs 

Squawkers McCaw Autism Acceptance Challenge

A fun contest to participate in acceptance events all month long.

In Person Events


Autism HWY Chalk Festival

Our 5th Annual event!!

registration forms HERE:

PLEASE~ Join us and our partners Autism Movement Therapy & The Art of Autism for a magical day!

Art, Information, Music and FUN connect us ALL. Celebrating the vitality of life, diversity and friendship through visual and performance ART! Come on out and meet our terrific community!

Take a look at last year’s event here:

Once again there will be fantastic speeches, live music, a Remo drum circle, beyond amazing chalk art with prizes, fun opportunity drawings, wonderful vendors, food and above all LOVE & friendship!

See YOU there!

For more info visit our website

and e-mail inquiries to:



Autism Women’s Network & Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Library Autism Acceptance Event

Autism Women’s Network & The Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library are collaborating for a special Autism Acceptance Month Event!

At the Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center 9612 271st St NW Stanwood, WA

Contact information: lei@autismwomensnetwork or (text only please) 425-791-0869

We will feature a screening of the award winning film “Vectors of Autism: a documentary about Laura Nagle” and a presentation by Autistic teen, Harrison, entitled “Dear Teacher: Building Social Understanding and Supporting Self-Advocacy for Students on the Autism Spectrum”

We will follow up with a discussion featuring Leah Kelley, M.Ed., a special Education teacher, parent and author of the popular autism blog 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley

and Lei Wiley-Mydske, Community Outreach Coordinator at Autism Women’s Network, and Director/Founder of The Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library, who is both Autistic herself and the parent of an Autistic child.

Information & Resources will be available to learn more about Autism Acceptance Month, Autistic Pride, Autistic Culture, and Supporting Autistic people in respectful & meaningful ways.

Coffee & Refreshments

A Sensory/Autism Friendly Event, please remember to be fragrance free, and no flash photography! Thank you!

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Bellevue Spectrum Navigators 4th Annual Autism Acceptance Video Game Tournament

We are holding our 4th Annual Autism Acceptance Video Game Tournament at Bellevue College to support our Autism Spectrum Navigators program on Friday, April 24 from 4-8 p.m. It is an all ages tournament, and there will also be a Kids’ Game Room provided by the Microsoft Xbox Development Team. The campus and community are invited.


Autism’s Own Conference.

This event takes place April 2, 2015 in room 105 of the Harry Hickman building at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada. A reception with refreshments begins at 6:20 p.m. and the main event is at 7 p.m. The event features performers, musicians, artists and writers who are on the autism spectrum. The event is planned and organized exclusively by autistic people



ASAN South Bay Stimming Pot Luck

Stimming Potluck Party

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015, 12:00 PM

Autism Society GLB/SGV Social Development and Empowerment Center
8635 Greenleaf Ave., Unit B Whittier, CA

5 Self-advocates Attending

A purely social gathering to celebrate our community and culture during Autism Acceptance Month.The emphasis is on letting Autistic space acquire its dynamics organically, however allies are welcome to attend as well.The Empowerment Center is located in Whittier and run by the Autism Society of Greater Long Beach / San Gabriel Valley. This Autism…

Check out this Meetup →

Saturday April 25, 2015

Autism Society GLB/SGV Social Development and Empowerment Center

8635 Greenleaf Ave Unit B Whittier CA

A social gathering and Stim Toy & Food Potluck!

About Lei

PACLA is an Autistic friendly space dedicated to guiding parents toward respectful supports and accommodations for their Autistic children through the concepts of gentle parenting and a belief in the value of neurodiversity.

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. If you’re still collecting information, you should know that ASAN’s Southern California chapter has an in-person event in Whittier, CA. You can read all the details here:


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