This July, our focus is on Individualized Education Plan (IEP) planning, and provide informational resources to make informed decisions for back-to-school support services. 

Did you know: An IEP provides specialized instruction for supports and services for students to succeed in grades K–12. A 504 plan is a broader plan to accommodate the entire learning environment for a person with disabilities, at both the K–12 and college levels.

We will also continue to share resources surrounding the 988 National Suicide Prevention Helpline. Depression affects up to 26% of adults with Autism. The implementation of the 988 lifeline, a three-digit number dedicated to mental health crisis care, will help provide solutions to some of the problematic crisis response protocols our system currently has in place. On July 16, 2022, the 988 lifeline will accept calls and texts from anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health, and/or substance use crisis.


988 Implementation and Launch


IEP Preparation, School Support & Services


Public Policy Resources


The Autism Society’s National Helpline is here to support you and provide you with the resources you need. Our Information & Referral Specialists are available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Eastern Time) at 800-3-AUTISM (800-328-8476) or

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