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Puzzle Piece Project and Autism Awareness Month Tool Kit

Autism Awareness Month is a time to educate your community about autism and Light It Up Blue! Spreading autism awareness in schools is a great way to celebrate April and promote inclusion and acceptance in the classroom and beyond. 

The Puzzle Piece Project Tool Kit is a fun and interactive educational tool kit for grade levels K-12 designed to increase students’ understanding of autism during Autism Awareness Month.  Developed by a special education teacher for teachers, the tool kit includes age-appropriate lesson plans, extended activities, materials and relevant internet resources.

The Puzzle Piece Project Tool Kit includes the following materials: 

  1. Grade Level Lesson Plan
  2. Internet Resource Guide and Book List
  3. Materials Index
  4. Puzzle Piece Template
  5. Discussion Guide for specific high school reading suggestions
  6. Request Form for follow up lessons/activities from your Special Education Team (see Materials Index)
  7. FAQs samples of questions asked by kids

Download the Puzzle Piece Project and Autism Awareness Month Tool Kit here!

Learn about ways to celebrate Autism Awareness Month and Light It Up Blue here!

Have you spread autism awareness in your school? We would love to hear from you! Send pictures and stories to and you could be featured on the Autism Speaks website!

For more information about supporting students with autism in schools, check out the Autism Speaks School Community Tool Kit!

Autism Speaks would like to thank Janelle Franco, MA, for developing this curriculum and providing it to Autism Speaks in time for Autism Awareness Month.