This August, we discuss the importance of making informed decisions with back-to-school planning and establishing new schedules and routines; for those transitioning out of school or post-secondary education, we outline resources for housing and independent living, aging, and long-term supports. Lastly, August is National Make-A-Will month and an opportunity to plan for you and your family’s future and well-being.

School Routines & Socialization

Housing & Independent Living

Aging Population: Long Term Services & Support

National Make-A-Will Month

August is National Make-A-Will Month. To help you begin future planning for your loved ones, the Autism Society of America has partnered with FreeWill: a free online resource that guides you through the process of creating your legal will in 20 minutes. Click here to get started.

 Public Policy

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