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” Click on links below for more information: General Information Sign up Links and Downloads Events and Activities Fundraisers Just for Kids — Be a Junior Ambassadors! Awareness Items for Sale April has been designated national Autism Awareness Month and provides the perfect opportunity for individuals and organizations across the nation to educate their communities about autism. COSAC’s “Autism Awareness Ambassador Program” enables individuals concerned about autism to raise awareness in their neighborhoods, workplaces, schools and local communities. Last year, more than 660 individuals, families, teachers, students and friends joined COSAC to increase autism awareness in their communities! Activities planned by our “ambassadors” included setting up library displays, organizing fund raisers, contacting the media, requesting Autism Awareness Month proclamations from local legislators, making presentations, and more! Click Here for a recap of the events and activities organized by our 2008 Ambassadors. Autism Awareness Ambassadors receive a free kit of information, guide to setting up your own activities and other great ideas. All Ambassadors receive a free “Autism Awareness Poster” with their welcome packet. UPDATE: Due to our logo redesign, kits will be mailed in early February 2009. Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors: Attention Facebook Users: Visit the “Autism New Jersey Fan Page.” Become a Fan and join our Cause today! Attention Twitter Users: Follow Autism New Jersey. We’ve compiled some useful links and tools to help Ambassadors plan their April Activities. Teachers: In this section you will find Lesson Plans and other teaching tools. Click here for Ambassador Links and Tools. Check back soon for a listing of Ambassador Events and Activities. Want to see your event listed here? E-mail us at [email protected] April 2, 2009: World Autism Day — Order your commemorative T-Shirt online today! Please pre-order your shirt by March 6, 2009 to ensure on time delivery. To download an order form, click here. Autism Awareness Month 2008: Top Fundraiser: Jersey City Public Schools Our top fundraiser, Jersey City Public Schools, organized a district wide dress down day and raised $7,223.94! Special thanks to ambassador Carol Curtis for initiating such an outstanding effort! Snyder High School was one of Jersey City’s largest contributors to their overall donation. Special thanks to ambassador Patricia Peterson for organizing autism awareness activities! NEW: Create your own “Online Ambassadors” Fundraising Webpage. NEW: Dress Down Day: Download an application form to hold your own Dress Down Day Fundraiser. Do you have a school-aged child interested in being a “Junior Ambassador?” Children often have a difficult time explaining to their peers why their brother or sister is “different.” Being a Junior Ambassador will assist children in speaking to their communities about the complexities of autism. Sign your child up as a Junior Ambassador and they’ll receive their own newly designed kit with information and activities just for kids. Click here for more year-round “Kids Content.” Need some ideas for activities? Download and print our Autism Awareness Ribbon to color at home! Check out the Store for Awareness Magnets, T-Shirts and other gift items.