Based on recent surveys, approximately 28 percent of the people Autism Society assists list the ability to “access and navigate care systems” as one of their top concerns, with an additional 16 percent looking for ways to work with their local affiliates on finding and providing long-term services & supports.
For this reason, Autism Society has created a digital toolkit of resources, information, referrals and supports to help autistic individuals and their families navigate long term services and support, as well as public policy assistance with long-term care services & supports. We’ve also highlighted just a few programs and services offered by our affiliates.
Policy Resources for Long Term Services & Supports Advocacy:
Holiday Support Assistance:
Affiliates in Action:
We encourage you to contact the Autism Society affiliate in your area, as our affiliates are often the most knowledgeable about local services. To find an affiliate in your area, click here.
The Autism Society’s National Contact Center staff are here to get you to the resources you need and to make this time a smooth, happy transition to a great school year ahead! Our Information & Referral Specialists are available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (Eastern Time) at 800-3-AUTISM (800-328-8476) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Autism Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all affected by autism. $50 allows the Autism Society to provide an hour of support to our affiliate network to create localized education resources, support, and advocacy to individuals and families affected by autism. If you found this article helpful, please consider supporting our efforts through a donation, every bit helps. Donate here!