What is Autism Aware?
There is a very common and true saying that if you have met one person with Autism, then you have met one person. This can make it very difficult for people to understand why they meet two people with Autism and they both seem so different.
New England ABA has created a training that provides small businesses with information on what Autism actually is and is not, along with some basic strategies to make people with Autism and their families feel more welcomed. The training provides concrete examples in a concise and easy to understand format.
Why Autism Aware?
The numbers almost seem to be too high to be true. According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the US. Through our home-based therapy program, we have learned that many families with loved ones with Autism experience a feeling of isolation from their community.
This prompted us to create a free, easy to use and on-demand training option for small businesses to become more Autism Aware. Our hope is that as more and more businesses become Autism-Friendly, individuals with Autism and their families will feel more comfortable and welcomed in their community.
How it Works
Have at least one member of your business sign up for a FREE New England ABA Academy account using the voucher code “autismaware2018” and this user will be automatically enrolled in our Autism Aware online course. This is a free service with no limit on the number of users that can access the training free of charge.
Once your business has completed the training you are invited to complete a very brief quiz to demonstrate your basic understanding of the material. The quiz will be brief take approximately 5-10 minutes. Once a 100% score is achieved your business will be sent a door sticker to show the community that you are now Autism Aware. You will also be featured on our website and social media!