Have you heard of Autism Ambassadors? A group of four high school students have created a program for schools to train typical students to respect and work with their peers with autism spectrum disorders. Follow them on Twitter, HERE. Their Facebook page is HERE. From their site:
The idea for Autism Ambassadors was conceived during the summer of 2008, by Zak Kukoff. When Zak was about three, his family took in a cousin with Autism from Southern California. For four years, Zak saw how she was mistreated and maligned in the classroom. Years later, when recalling his cousin’s negative experience, Zak and his colleagues who comprise the student advisory board, Max Sauberman, Tyler Feldman and Zach Flyer, came up with the idea for Autism Ambassadors and, with the help of a psychologist, developed a curriculum to teach average children how to acclimate children with Autism to a typical lifestyle.
Autism Ambassadors aims to teach typical children how to help children with Autism become accustomed to daily classroom experiences.