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Autism Speaks Donates Acceptance Books to Local Schools

October 21, 2007

Pictured left to right: Woody Woodruff - Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation - Trustee - Executive Committee, Lysanne Matthews - Gwinnett County Public Schools - Instructional Coach - Autism, Jeff Chiusano - Chairman, Georgia Walk for Autism, Alexis Kirijan - Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation - Executive Director

Earlier this fall, the Georgia Regional Office of Autism Speaks presented the Gwinnett County Public Schools and Foundation with seventy-five copies of "The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism," one for each of their elementary schools. The books were given to the principal of each school to further the education of neurotypical children about the world of autism.

The interactive book uses narrative, activities, conversation starters and journal exercises to help children ages 6 to 12 learn more about autism, develop understanding for people different from themselves and encourages them to be kind, compassionate and helpful through their actions.

Read more about the book