Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the U.S. East Coast with exteme impacts expected through the weekend. Hurricane warnings and watches are posted as far north as New England. Autism Speaks wants to make sure that everyone can be as prepared as possible.
Here are some useful links that will help in storm preparation.
Here Shelley Hendrix shares how to navigate the uncertainties of a natural disaster as the mother of a child on the autism spectrum. She offers some special things to do for families having to evacuate.
The Autism Safety Project provides information for families and First Responders with information and guidelines for communicating with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in emergency situations.
AutismCares Provides Grants for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders During Times of Crisis or Unplanned Hardships
Please everyone be safe and follow all precautions.
Please know that you can always contact the Autism Response Team (ART) members are specially trained to connect families with information, resources and opportunities. Call us at 888-AUTISM 2 (288-4762) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.