Autism Awareness Month 2023

4 Ways to Make a Difference

Ways to Support Autism Awareness Month 2023

Each year in April, individuals and organizations worldwide celebrate Autism Awareness Month to help raise awareness for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and increase understanding and inclusivity within their communities. There are a variety of ways you can participate in showing support and making a difference.  

Ways to Make a Difference:

1. Attend an Autism Awareness Event

Throughout April, communities will gather to show their support for individuals with autism by hosting a local event, such as a 5k walk and/or run, festival, or family fun day. We encourage you to attend or volunteer with your family, friends, and coworkers 

Attend an Autism Awareness Month Event

2. Educate Yourself

There are many resources available online and throughout your local community to help increase your knowledge about autism. We encourage everyone to do their part in understanding what autism is and finding effective ways to interact with individuals with an autism diagnosis.  

Is your company, physician’s office, or school looking for a way to share information with your organization about autism? Our team would be happy to connect with you to share educational resources or collaborate on an initiative for Autism Awareness Month. Contact us for more information at [email protected] 

3. Organize a Spirit Week

Creating a local Spirit Week is a simple way to show your support for Autism Awareness Month. Feel free to join our 29 clinics during our company-wide spirit week, April 17th-21st. Hosting a Spirit Week is an excellent opportunity for schools, companies, and/or other community groups.  

MONDAY: Jersey Day 

TUESDAY: Tie Dye Day 

WEDNESDAY: Wacky Wednesday 

THURSDAY: Wear Blue for Autism Awareness Month 

FRIDAY: Superhero Day 

4. Be an Advocate

The most important thing you can do during Autism Awareness Month is to be an advocate for children, teens, and adults with autism. Our hope is for everyone to feel welcomed and treated with respect. When everyone works together, we can increase acceptance and make a difference! 

Autism Awareness Month Events 2023


Autism Awareness Family Brunch 

April 8, 2023 at 10:30am-1pm ET 

1600 E 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL33605 


Inclusivity and Autism Awareness Theme Day

April 28, 2023 at 10:30am-4pm ET 

Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St Petersburg, FL 



Moving Over Mountains Annual Autism Walk-a-Thon 

April 2, 2023 at 9am ET 

Lake Olmstead Park, Augusta, GA 



Light it Up Blue Block Party 

April 2, 2023 at 1pm ET 

Inman Park, Atlanta, GA 



2nd Annual Autism Sensory Festival 

April 15, 2023 at 10am ET 

Wilkerson Mill-Farris Park 



Savannah Autism Conference 

April 20 & 21, 2023 

Richmond Hill City Center, Richmond Hill, GA 



Annual Autism Awareness Festival 

April 29, 2023 at 8am ET 

Dayspring Presbyterian Church, Forsyth, GA 



Glow It Up Blue 5K 

April 29, 2023 at 8pm ET 

Barrett Lakes, Kennesaw, GA 



Hopkinsville Annual Autism Awareness Event 

April 1, 2023 at 11am CT 

Hopkinsville, KY 



LifeSkills Run/Walk for Autism 

April 15, 2023 at 8am CT 

Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, Bowling Green, KY 


Autism SpectRUN 5K Run/Walk 

April 22, 2023 at 8:30am ET 

Severns Valley Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, KY 



PossAbilities Expo 

April 22, 2023 at 10am CT 

Knicely Conference Center, Bowling Green, KY 



16th Annual Autism Institute Conference 

April 1, 2023 at 8am ET 

Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA 



Huddle Up for Autism 

April 2, 2023 at 10am ET 

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA 



Autism Acceptance Day at the Philadelphia Zoo 

April 16, 2023 at 10am ET 

Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA 


South Carolina

Sensory Friendly Easter Egg Hunt 

April 1, 2023 at 10am ET 

Passive Park, Surfside Beach, SC 


Zumbathon® Benefiting Lowcountry Autism Foundation 

April 1, 2023 at 2pm ET 

Bees Landing Recreation Center, Charleston, SC 


Walk for Autism – Charleston 

April 15, 2023 at 9am ET 

Historic Hampton Park Gazebo, Charleston, SC 



Strides for Autism Walk 

April 15, 2023 at 8am ET 

Irmo Community Park, Irmo, SC 



Autism Super Hero 5k 

April 29, 2023 at 8am ET 

Inn Cr. Trade Street, Fountain Inn, SC 


At Surpass Behavioral Health, we are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of our clients and families. Our focus is quality care that you can trust. We believe in our clients’ ability to achieve their goals and we want to celebrate each win together. Our mission is for our clients to be successful across a variety of settings and provide support to our families.  

Learn more about our services or find a clinic near you.

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