Autism Acceptance Month - Skidmore College

Contributed by Sarah of the Neurodiversity and Autism Acceptance group at Skidmore College 

Image description: Students at Skidmore College gathered around a table of stim toys and autism acceptance materials.

Image description: Students at Skidmore College gathered around a table of stim toys and autism acceptance materials.

Our advocacy booth for Autism Acceptance Month was really successful! It was held on April 14th at Skidmore College, and was led by a few different groups, most notably Signmore (the campus' brand new sign language club) and Bystander Intervention (a group dedicated to stopping bullying).

Image description: A cupcake with white frosting and a red infinity symbol in the center.

Image description: A cupcake with white frosting and a red infinity symbol in the center.

Image description: A table displaying many types of stim toys including fidgets, a sensory brush,chewables, jewelry and plushies.

Image description: A table displaying many types of stim toys including fidgets, a sensory brush,chewables, jewelry and plushies.

Most of the people leading the table were neurodivergent in some way (autistic, ADHD, etc.) or a part of the Deaf community (from the sign language club). We gave out lots of information and people seemed very interested to learn.

Image description: Cropped view of people standing at a table displaying autism acceptance materials, mini tins of Play-do, cupcakes and stim toys.

Image description: Cropped view of people standing at a table displaying autism acceptance materials, mini tins of Play-do, cupcakes and stim toys.

The stim toys were a big draw to the table; everyone wanted to play with them! Hopefully, this will lead to people challenging thier msconceptions about autistic people. Thanks to Stimtastic for helping it get off the ground!

Image description:: Close up view of autism acceptance flyers, cupcakes with colorful infinity symbols on white frosting and mini tins of Play-do

Image description:: Close up view of autism acceptance flyers, cupcakes with colorful infinity symbols on white frosting and mini tins of Play-do

Posted on April 17, 2017 and filed under Charitable Giving.