“AsYouCan” – Recognising Autism Inclusion Ambassadors
“AsYouCan” is the new campaign we have unveiled in time for World Autism Awareness Month 2015. The aim of this initiative is to engage individuals, organisations and businesses in realising the part they can play in building a more inclusive society for those affected by Autism, and in challenging stakeholders to make a pledge to do 1 thing to be more Autism friendly going forward.
Each day, for the rest of April, we will shine a light on a different aspect of Irish society and how those in it can behave more Autism friendly. The message of this campaign is NOT be nice but be SMART – inclusion makes life easier for people with Autism but also helps everything to run smoother and also, for businesses and organisations, opens up services to 1 in 100 people in your community for the first time – creating new friends, members, service-users, customers and clients in the process.
Being Autism friendly is not necessarily complicated, small changes can make a BIG difference! See the video below to understand what we mean:
We have compiled a 68 page book with tips for almost every sector you can imagine! Please download it below and approach stakeholders in YOUR community and ask them to take action.
To take action, download our pledge card below, write out your commitment and send us a picture by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter using #AsIWill
As part of our campaign, we want to recognise businesses, organisations or individuals already doing their bit to build a more inclusive society for those with Autism.
Starting tonight, every Tuesday for the month of April @ 9pm we will ask you to tweet us the names of individuals and organisations in your community already playing their part. We will do a shout out to them on our social media, reach out to them to learn more and maybe even cover some examples in features on our site!
We will achieve inclusion by recognising supporters and building on their good-will!
Please send us your nominees on Twitter by tweeting @AsIAmIreland / #AsYouCan or on Facebook page