Autism Society Reaches Out to Families in Wake of Hurricane Sandy
November 1, 2012
By Autism Society
Significant and devastating destruction occurred as a result of a very violent storm. Millions are without electricity and many people lost their homes. Hundreds of thousands woke up Tuesday morning to a world that was so different from the one they saw Monday.
Any time a natural disaster occurs, people are impacted severely, but for individuals and families living with autism, natural disasters can be far more difficult. The chaos and rapid change in life that occurs in the aftermath is often far too overwhelming.
For those who have access to the internet, the Autism Society‘s website is filled with valuable resources for help. If there are emergency needs, such as food, water and living assistance, dial 2-1-1 for local information and referral to connect you with important community services, or go to your local Red Cross center for help with emergency needs. Those who need to talk with a person or need information and resources on how to help a child or friend with autism struggling in the storm’s aftermath can reach out to the Autism Society’s contact center.
The Autism Society is here to help families and individuals with autism impacted by the storm. Call the Autism Source Center TM, 800-3AUTISM, Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5.
The Autism Society is the nation's largest grassroots autism organization. We are a system of caring and compassionate individuals who strive to assure the highest level of dignity for each person on the autism spectrum.
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