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Autism Acceptance Week

National Autism Acceptance Week

The Office of Learning Resources welcomes all UD students, faculty, and staff to join us in Autism Acceptance Week, April 2nd - April 5th . The purpose of this week is to celebrate individuals with autism, bring visibility, and promote inclusion on our campus. We invite all community members to the following Autism Acceptance Week programs and experiences.

Sensory Friendly Space

College campuses can often be overwhelming and overstimulating. During Autism Acceptance Week we welcome all community members to experience the Sensory Friendly Space. The purpose of this space is to provide a comforting and safe space to relax, retreat from sensory overload, sensory seek, or stim. Elements of the space will include: stim toys, ambient lighting, noise canceling ear buds, bracelet making, alternative seating options, weighted lap pads, and resources to learn more about neurodiversity. No reservation is necessary to use the space.

Location: Roesch Library Room: 401
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd - Friday, April 5th
Time: 8:00am- 11:00pm

Educational Tables

Stop by educational table hours to learn more about autism acceptance, the ACES program, and pick up autism acceptance giveaways!

Location: Kennedy Union
Date: April 3rd & 4th
Time: 12:30p - 1:30p 

Student Led Panel

The student panel will provide a space to hear first-hand from UD students on the autism spectrum about their experience on campus and beyond. As well as, provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about autism and inclusion.

Location: Kennedy Union Rm 222
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

AAW Walk

The Autism Acceptance Walk will conclude our Autism Acceptance Week programming. We invite all UD students, faculty, and staff to join us in bringing visibility and celebrating individuals with autism on our campus! The walk will begin in front of the UD Chapel at 3p, going to Serenity Pines and ending back at the Chapel. 

Rain or shine, there will be a walk to support AAW!

Location: UD Chapel
Date: Friday, April 5th
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Autism Acceptance Week 2023 Educational Tables Student Led Panel

Check out all the things we did!

Educational tables throughout the week to promote Autism Acceptance Week to students, staff and faculty who are interested in learning more!

There was a wonderful turnout for the student led panel to discuss Autism Acceptance Week, what it is like for neurodiverse students on campus and change they hope to see in the future.


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