Thousand Oaks, CA | 17
2012 AWARD RECIPIENT
"We bring students together to build understanding and friendships."
Autism Ambassadors promotes an understanding of and empathy for autistic students among their neuro-typical peers. As a national non-profit, Autism Ambassadors has developed over 1,000 specialized lesson plans that are peer-led in more than 25 schools to teach the skills and understanding needed to bridge the gap between students of all abilities and qualities. Additionally Autism Ambassadors has made $15,000 in grants to teachers through its fellowship program and in 2009 published The Autism Ambassadors’ Handbook.