Back to School: COVID-19 Vaccine and School Supply Distribution

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Get ready to go back to school with us at our Back to School COVID-19 Vaccine and School Supply Distribution!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an overwhelming response to our appearance on Fox 8 this morning, there are no school supply bags remaining. Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans is also hosting a school Supply distribution on the 23rd, to sign up for their event, click here.

Vaccines are still available!

The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is committed to our vision to create a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. As part of our participation in the Autism Society of America Vaccine Education Initiative, and in partnership with the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department we are connecting families in the Greater New Orleans area with the resources they need to have a safe and successful 2022 school year by hosting TWO simultaneous Vaccine and School Supply distribution events on Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00-2:00 on the Westbank AND Eastbank.

Westbank:                                                     Eastbank:
Terrytown Playground Gym                       Ree Alario Special Needs Center
641 Heritage Ave.                                         6900 Saints Drive
Terrytown, LA                                                Metairie, LA

You MUST sign up for a time slot to attend.  Time slots are one hour to reduce wait time and crowding. Come on out to one near you for a mesh backpack of FREE school supplies, and get your COVID-19 vaccines for all ages 6 months and up including boosters for 5 years and up.  The Louisiana Department of Health recommends boosters for all children ages 5 and up.  There will be a limited number of vaccines for the youngest age group available due to ordering constraints.  Our vaccine distribution will be a compassionate and adaptive experience and we are committed to making the experience a positive one.  We will have a number of adaptive and supportive materials available including picture communication boards, fidget toys, weighted lap pads, and pain reducing items such as shot blockers and buzzy bees.  We have also provided training materials to the vaccine providers on how to work with Autistic individuals and how to make this experience as pain-free and inclusive for EVERYONE as possible.  When you sign up, you will also be given the opportunity to provide us with personalized information on how we can best support you and your family members to receive your vaccinations.

For information about the COVID-19 Vaccine and Autism click here.

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