Buddy up This nonprofit links normally developing kids with autistic friends. There's even an “e-pen pal” program and local events like walks. Check out bestbuddies.org.
Put your best foot forward Walks to fund research are being hosted all over the U.S. Find one near you at autismspeaks.org.
Getting to know you The downloadable brochure “Growing Up Together” is aimed at educating kids about autism—and tells how to engage a classmate or relative with the disorder. Go to autism-society.org/resourcematerials to print.
Fund-raising fun This site gives you tools and ideas to pull off your own community fundraiser—from a lemonade stand to a bikeathon—to benefit an autistic friend in your neighborhood. Check out 1power4autism.org.
Work it The Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) program in eight cities gets kids with autism and other disabilities out and active through supervised activities. Learn more and volunteer at keenusa.org.