Awake To Autism

 

Have you ever wanted to participate in Autism Awareness Month in a meaningful way but weren’t sure how to go about it? 

BEGINNING APRIL 4th, Changing Perspectives and Just Like You Films have partnered to bring you this free 30-day online experience that allows you to jump into Autism Awareness Month in an exciting new way and in the process will awake you to a fresh perspective on life with autism.  

Let the brave stars of the documentary, Just Like You – Autism, guide you on your journey in weekly videos where they share with you their personal stories of life with autism.   Then deepen your experience by engaging in special empathy exercises and exploring further recommended books and media.

IT’S EASY TO PARTICIPATE – JUST SIGN UP BELOW!

Each week, in April, Autism Awareness Month, Just Like You Films’ and Changing Perspectives will email you this free, online awakening experiences that you can share with your family, friends, schools and community groups.  

You will receive weekly:

– 2 or 3 short video segments that you can watch anywhere, anytime featuring JLY Films’ stars sharing their stories of life with autism

-2 empathy exercises that you can do at home, with your family, your child’s classroom or workplace

-A few links to recommended books and videos to deepen your understanding this unique circumstance 

Subscribe below to receive The 30 Day Awake to Autism Experience in your inbox each week of April 2019 – Autism Awareness Month.  

The segments will also be posted on Just Like You Films’ and Changing Perspectives’ Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram to make it simple to share your insights about autism with your online friends.   

The 30 Day Awake To Autism Experience

WEEK 1

April 1 – 6

Episode 1 – “I Have Autism”

Meet Austin, Christian and Morgan and their best friends. When you meet someone who is a little different than you, you might be scared or uncomfortable. But, once you learn more about it, you get used to it. Because, then you have knowledge it helps you understand.

Episode 2 – “What is Autism” 

No one knows for sure why kids have autism. Scientists and doctors are working hard to figure it out. What we do know is that autism affects the way the brain and body work. For kids who have autism, their senses, thought processes, communications and body movements happen differently. It causes them to experience the world in a very unique way.

Episode 3  – “Autism Can Effect The Way Kids See The World”

Autism effects the way kids take the world in through their senses. Situations that seem very normal to most people can be extremely painful to kids with autism. Specifically, autism can impact kids eyesight. 

WEEK 2

April 7 – 13

Episode 4 – “Autism Can Effect The Way Kids Hear”

Autism can also impact kids sense of hearing. 

Episode 5 – “Autism Can Effect The Way Kids Smell and Taste”

Autism can also impact kids sense of smell and taste. 

WEEK 3

April 14 – 20

Episode 6 – “Autism Can Effect The Way Kids Feel Things” 

Autism can also impact kids sense of touch. 

Episode 7 – “Kids Living With Autism Cope in Unique Ways” 

Kids with Autism have unique ways of dealing with the world.

WEEK 4

April 7 – 13

Episode 8 – “Kids Living With Autism Process The World In Unique Ways”

Kids who have autism process the world differently. Some kids process in pictures, other see only patterns and others memorize facts about certain subjects. 

Episode 9 – “Why I am Friends with Someone Who Lives with Autism”

 Once you learn about what autism is, you get used to it. Because when you have knowledge, you understand and, it’s easy to accept. 

Episode 10 – “How to Be a Good Friend To Kids Living With Autism” 

It’s easy to be a good friend to someone living with autism. 

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HOSTING AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

By sponsoring or hosting The 30 Day Awake to Autism Experience in your community, workplace, school, home or on your online platforms , you will be joining a MidAmerican Emmy Award-winning production team and a deeply empathetic and experienced group of educators in distributing beautiful films and life-changing curriculum that will create a kinder more compassionate world.

As non-profit organizations, the existence of Just Like You Films (JLYF) and Changing Perspectives rely solely on the support of people like you to provide enlightening, engaging and most importantly free content. 100% of your support goes back to JLYF and Changing Perspectives to further tell the story of people living with a unique circumstance like autism among others and create powerful tools in the fight against bullying.

This is your chance to get involved in a tangible way and to make a lasting impact on our community, and the world.

To join Just Like You Films and Changing Perspectives as a host or sponsor for The 30 Day Awake to Autism Experience contact Jen Greenstreet, JLYF Founder/CEO/Filmmaker, at jen@jlyfilms.org or 816.260.3187.

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