This May, our focus will be on Mental Health Awareness Month, suicide prevention, Water Safety Month, and resources for summer planning. Our public policy resources provide guidance for the end of the Public Health Emergency ending on May 11th. We also encourage you to continue using our Action Center to support the disability community.
Mental Health Support & Statistics
- Health and Wellness (Autism Society resource)
- Social Story: Dealing with Feelings of Anxiety and Depression (Autism Society resource)
- Infographic: What is Mental Health Parity?
- Autism and the Risk of Bipolar Disorder
- Masters of Masking: Autistic Men Who Camouflage
- Healthcare barriers prevent many Autistic people from seeking medical treatment
- Social Story: 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Autism Society resource)
- 988 Lifeline: Resources for Neurodivergent People
- Warning Signs of Suicide for Autistic People
- Autism and the Troubling Risk of Suicide
- My Journey from Suicidal Thoughts, Hospitalization, and Depression to So Much Hope
- Managing End-of-Year Stress at School
- Tips for an Autism-Friendly Family Vacation
- Summer Camps for Children With Autism
Water Safety Month
- As the Public Health Emergency is coming to an end on May 11th, many important policies will come to an end. Be sure to stay updated using our guide.
- As Congress negotiates the budget and lifts the debt ceiling, be sure to use our Action Center to ensure your Members of Congress do not reduce Medicaid and other funding that is critical for the disability community.
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 email@example.com.
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