Thank you, Ambassadors

With more than 2,195 participants, our Ambassador Program reached every corner of New Jersey.

Autism New Jersey's Awareness Ambassador Program enables individuals concerned about autism to raise awareness in their neighborhoods, workplaces, schools and local communities during April, National Autism Awareness Month.

With the support of these fundraisers, combined with our generous sponsors, the 2016 Ambassador Program brought in thousands of dollars for our important programs on behalf New Jersey's Autism Community.  We distributed 1,200 free kits, 250 Classroom Resource Packs and fulfilled 326 requests for free awareness materials to communities across the state. Thanks to all the ambassadors who participated.


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Our fundraisers brought in $129,345! 
Funds raised stay in the state to help families that have loved ones with autism. 

Congratulations to our 2016 top Autism Awareness Fundraisers:

  1. Autism Awareness Top Fundraiser: Kate Dauphinee and the rest of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Team, Swim-a-Thon, Parlin, NJ: $14,504
  2. Jr. Ambassador Top Fundraiser: Mallory Banks, Rockin' for Autism, Fanwood, NJ: $10,500
  3. Ava Panza, Kids Rocking for a Cause, Lake Como, NJ: $7,065
  4. Larry Weiner and Montclair State University PRSSA, Autism Awareness Benefit, Montclair, NJ: $6,000
  5. Acapella for Autism, Moorestown Board of Education, Moorestown, NJ: $5,200

Check out this year's highlights below and visit the hub for a complete listing and photos of ambassador activities

 2016 Ambassador Highlights

Top Fundraisers

Our Autism Awareness Ambassador Program helps to fund Autism New Jersey’s important programs that support the state’s autism community. We could not accomplish what we do without your dedication!

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In the Schools

So many amazing awareness activities, events, dress down days and fundraisers were planned in schools throughout NJ. Thank you to all the teachers, administrators and students for making the 2016 Ambassador Program a huge success!

Check out photos and more school events>>

  • Learn about the Classroom Resource Pack

School Resource Pack

More than 250 School Resource Packs were sent to elementary classrooms throughout the state, reaching more than 6,000 students. These packs contained tools for an elementary teacher to raise awareness in his/her classroom. See who benefited>>

News & Media

Our ambassadors are amazing and its always great to see that the local media is taking interest in what awareness events and activities are happening in their communities. Better coverage = broader acceptance.

See what ambassador events were covered>>

Ambassador Superlatives

Check out the Ambassadors we thought were the cutest, sweetest, most likely to save the world...

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Ambassadors of the Week

Each week in April, we highlighted an “Ambassador of the Week” for their exceptional work in raising awareness and building acceptance. 

Read their inspiring stories>>

In the Community

Thank you to all our ambassadors for planning events and activities to raise awareness in their local communities during Autism Awareness Month.

Check out their community activities>>


Junior Ambassadors

We appreciate the work of all of our any age. Our Jr. Ambassadors work tirelessly throughout April to bring awareness and acceptance to their friends, siblings, peers and classmates.  Thanks to these super kids!

Check out more of our Jr. Ambassadors>>

Ways To Give

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Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858