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January 2021-New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings! This January will mark the start of a new chapter for our country after a year filled with extreme challenges. Of course, COVID is still a harsh reality, but with a new vaccine on the horizon, we want to focus on the positives while still providing resources and support. Our January Toolkit also aims to provide ways to create healthy habits at home and winter activities that are still available during COVID. COVID-19 VACCINE The Autism…

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February 2021-Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the top focus for our February Toolkit is on Autism and Race. There are significant disparities that exist in education, healthcare and support services for autistic individuals of color. Our aim is to shine a spotlight on these inequities, and provide more information and resources related to autism and race. The toolkit also provides resources for Relationship Building & Socialization, COVID-19 Vaccine education and continued COVID-19 support. Autism & Race Autism & Racial Disparities: Morénike Giwa Onaiwu CDC:…

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November 2020-National Caregivers Month

The Autism Society of America will be proudly celebrating, supporting and empowering caregivers across the country in honor of National Caregivers Month. This month will also shine a spotlight on several other topics including Giving Tuesday, continued COVID-19 support and tips to stay healthy throughout flu season. National Caregivers Month Related Resources: Future Planning & Respite Autism Society: Future Planning: Information about guardianship, Special Needs Trust, Letter of Intent, Will & More. Autism Society: Caregiver Aging Preparation Tips Autism Parenting Magazine: How to…

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October 2020-National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans are proud to recognize October 2020 as the 75th-anniversary celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, as well as the final push toward voting registration and election information before the November 3 Election. Our October 2020 Toolkit focuses on the continuation of our voter registration campaign, as well as providing relevant, practical resources for professionals and advocates to assist in finding employment opportunities for individuals on the…

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September Toolkit-2020 Election: What You Need to Know

This September, the Autism Society knows that the importance of the 2020 U.S. election cannot be understated, no matter which side of the isle you’re on. That’s why our September 2020 Toolkit focuses on the initiation of our voter registration campaign, designed to encourage eligible individuals in the disability community to vote in the upcoming election. Our goal this month is to provide the autism community with the resources necessary to navigate the 2020 Election year in the wake of…

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August 2020- Back to School: “The New Normal,” IEP Resources, Public Policy, and Advocacy

Back to School: “The New Normal,” IEP Resources, Public Policy, and Advocacy – August 2020 Toolkit This August, the Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans are dedicated to providing the autism community with the valuable resources necessary for the ever-changing landscape of back to school during COVID-19. Our goal is to provide resources to help autistic individuals and families as they navigate the “New Normal” of education during the COVID-19 crisis this summer. Below…

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ASGNO Launches New Programs in Response to COVID-19

The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is dedicated to improving the lives of all affected by autism. To further this mission during the global crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, ASGNO is offering a variety of virtual programs and resources aimed to decrease feelings of isolation, boredom, and stress for the families in our area. We are working diligently to expand what we are able to offer during this time, so check back frequently! Click here to see…

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National Autism Awareness Month #CelebrateDifferences

The Autism Society works everyday to measurably improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by autism. For National Autism Awareness Month, we aim to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change. Take the Pledge today to raise $50 this month to support our programs! We need YOUR help to get our message out there! Spread Awareness Share our posts and infographics on social media as we post them throughout the month Share information about the Autism Society…

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Autism Prevalence Rate Increase

The CDC has published their Biennial Autism Prevalence Report and has yet again increased the prevalence rate from 1 in 59 to 1 in 54 children diagnosed with ASD each year.  It is still unclear if the increase is due to an increased risk of developing ASD, or if it is due to an increase in awareness and diagnosis.  Learn more in this article by the Autism Society of America. Regardless of the reasons underlying the consistent increase in autism…

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National Autism Awareness Month #Celebrate Differences

If you believe like we do that celebrating differences is great then help support the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans. When you get involved, you can make a difference in the lives of those living with autism. Here’s how you can get involved: SHARE Stay in the Know Sign up to receive the latest information and resources through our e-newsletter. Follow The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans on Facebook  Twitter  Instagram- @autism_nola Talk to your Loved Ones Start…

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