Creating Special Times for Everyone
Create an inclusive atmosphere.
- Introduce the Provider Guide. Walk through the guide, giving an overview of its components:
- Tips for creating autism-friendly spaces and events
- Ideas for planning activities that help celebrate each child’s uniqueness and showcase each child’s strengths.
- A tip sheet with suggestions for explaining autism to young children
- Templates for invitations, name tags, drawing activities, and a certificate of participation
- Break into groups. Invite providers to discuss challenges they have faced with the children they care for, and how they met them—or didn’t meet them. Share ideas for possible solutions.
- If there is time, brainstorm additional activities, community-event ideas, and other ways to create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere for families with and without autistic children. Discuss ways to encourage volunteers and wider community participation.
Jump Up for Friendship
A printable coloring page celebrating Julia and Samuel’s friendship with new friend, Wes.
Draw Me In
There’s a place for every child in a community!
A World of Welcome
We can each do our part to help others feel welcomed and supported in our community.
Julia & the Super-Sunny Celebration
When a big (and fun!) job needs to be done, everyone can find ways to help that are unique to them.
Everyone Has a (P)Art to Play!
Creative projects, like a community mural, can bring people together!
It’s fun to be creative, especially when everyone contributes!
Julia is Needed
When a problem arises, anyone can be part of the solution!