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The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans hosts their annual Inclusive Halloween Party presented by Aetna Better Health of Louisiana.

The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is hosting their 3rd annual Inclusive Halloween Party presented by Aetna Better Health of Louisiana on October 29 at the Westwego Farmers Market.  NEW ORLEANS, September 2022- The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans (ASGNO) is pleased to announce their 3rd annual Inclusive Halloween Party, presented by Aetna Better Health of Louisiana. The Inclusive Halloween Party will be held from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Westwego Farmers Market…

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Free COVID-19 Vaccines and School Supplies to be distributed by the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans and partners.

Metairie, LA – The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is committed to creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. As part of ASGNO’s participation in the Autism Society of America Vaccine Education Initiative, and in partnership with the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department they are connecting families in the Greater New Orleans area with the resources they need to have a safe and successful 2022 school year…

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2022 Autism Acceptance Month Affiliate Blog

Autism Acceptance Month kicks off on April 1st and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans invites you to #CelebrateDifferences with us to recognize the multitude of experiences within the Autism community.  Throughout April, the Autism Society invites Autistic individuals, their families and friends to honor their wide range of experiences by taking time to share stories on social media through the #CelebrateDifferences hashtag. No family or individual’s story is the same as any other, and the Autism Society believes…

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The Autism Society launches new brand with accessibility standards, created with the autism community.

    Rockville, MD — The Autism Society has launched a new brand developed with the Autism community in an inclusive process that ensures accessibility standards for those seeking connection to resources, support and community.  Over the course of a year, 150 individuals in the Autism community participated in the brand development. This includes Autistic self-advocates across the spectrum, parents, siblings and caregivers to those with Autism at all life stages, professionals and researchers in the field, and many leaders…

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Autism Society Greater New Orleans brand launch blog.

For far too long, individuals living on the Autism spectrum have been categorized, labeled and placed into diagnostic boxes. But life experiences are far more complex, and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans embraces the infinite ways in which people live their lives. In service of those unique experiences, the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans has undergone a major rebranding effort. The Autism Society Of Greater New Orleans is proud and excited to advance our mission to create…

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Autism Society of Greater New Orleans brand launch FAQs.

FAQ Why a new brand now? The previous Autism Society brand is over 20 years old and no longer serves the needs of the community. It lacked important visual and written components that clearly demonstrate our organization’s values of inclusivity, connection, and acceptance. The brand did not center the Autism community anymore.   Autistic self-advocates identified their lack of inclusion in decision-making within Autism organizations as a major hurdle for their engagement with those organizations. The Autism Society has heard from…

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Hurricane Ida disaster resources.

FEMA individual disaster Assistance already available for Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafource, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebone, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Survivors Can register for federal disaster assistance by either -Call: 1-800-621-3362; TTY: 800-242-7585 -Through FEMA Mobile App –www.disasterassistance.gov Call center registration hours are 7 days a week from…

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July 2021 Toolkit: Strengthen Family Bonds

  Our July Toolkit focuses on focuses on strengthening family bonds, inclusive summer activities, and back-to-school prep; additionally, we’ll continue emphasizing COVID-19 vaccination information and general COVID-19 support. Our policy resources review schools reopening and rights for students with 504s and IEPs, the Keeping All Students Safe Act, long-term care serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, and the State Advocacy Toolkit to advocate for COVID-19 funding for targeted programs. Strengthening Family Bonds The Warner Family Story Autism & The Family Dynamics Facebook…

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June 2021 Toolkit: Pride Month, Autistic Pride Day

Our June Toolkit focuses on Pride Month, Autistic Pride Day, providing support resources, statistics, and information for inclusive summer activities; additionally, we’ll continue emphasizing COVID-19 education and general COVID-19 support. Our policy resources review President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, an action alert for National Training for Police and Mental Health Crisis Support bills, and details about schools reopening from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Pride Month View from the Spectrum – Kris Guin “As a gay autistic man,…

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May 2021 Toolkit- Mental Health Awareness Month

This May, our focus will be on Mental Health Awareness Month, providing support resources, statistics, and information for inclusive summer activities; additionally, we’ll continue emphasizing COVID-19 education and general COVID-19 support. Our policy resources review President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, provide details about the virtual Disability Policy Seminar held this past April, and information about the Competitive Integrated Employment Act. Mental Health Awareness Month Science Daily: Mental health conditions alarmingly high among children with autism, study finds Amaze: Autism and mental health Spectrum News: Analysis…

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