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Natural Disaster Resources for Autism Families

July 15, 2019 | Autism Speaks

Natural disasters can be difficult for people with autism. It is a good idea for every family to have an emergency plan in place to know what you would do during a crisis or natural disaster. Create your plan with these helpful resources.

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Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism

July 12, 2019 | NY Times

Inclusion is both good practice and good business and the travel industry is catching up. A growing number of theme parks, special attractions and hotels are introducing autism training and providing resources to those in need.

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Helping a Child with Autism Deal with Disaster

July 8, 2019 | Autism Speaks

It’s difficult to understand why disaster strikes. Children with autism or similar conditions may react in different ways and we don’t always know what they are thinking or feeling. A child with autism may need help better understanding what happened.

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Costco Shooting is Worst Nightmare for Families of Developmentally Disabled Children

June 25, 2019 | Los Angeles Times

The recent shooting at a local Costco underscores the need for greater understanding of developmental disabilities – like autism –  among law enforcement and society at large. While developmentally disabled people are no more likely to act aggressively than the general population, public meltdowns and socially inappropriate behavior does occur and should be recognized.

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