MOUNTAINSIDE - To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, a local hospital is asking for your best drawings - in chalk.

Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside is asking anyone in the state to use chalk to draw a picture as part of "Chalk My Autism." The program hopes to allow people across the state to express their feelings about autism.     
Organizers encourage anyone with autism or who has a family, friend or neighbor with autism to get out the chalk and have some fun.

"The premise is anyone anywhere can chalk what they feel about having autism or having a family member with autism," says Rebecca Mazzarella, of Children's Specialized Hospital. "On your driveway, on construction paper, on a blackboard. It would be a great school activity."

Children's Specialized Hospital encourages artists to tweet pictures using the #chalkmyautismCSH or to reach out to them by email or Facebook.