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Quinn’s Apothecary Fundraiser

Quinn’s Apothecary will be donating a portion of the proceeds to us from all sales of their Special Edition Autism Acceptance Month Candle during the month of April! Check out their store!

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Autism Society of Greater New Orleans continues to #CelebrateDifferences and Advocates for April to be Federally Designated Autism Acceptance Month

  HEADLINE: Autism Society of Greater New Orleans continues to #CelebrateDifferences and Advocates for April to be Federally Designated Autism Acceptance Month SUB-HEADER: Autism Society of Greater New Orleans builds an inclusive society for the autism community to live fully through connection and acceptance. March 18, Metairie, LA – This April, The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans celebrates differences as it works to build an inclusive society where individuals with autism live fully through connection and acceptance. The Autism…

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March 2021 Toolkit-Developmental Disabilities Month, Women and Autism

This month our focus will be on Developmental Disabilities Month, and highlights women and autism for National Women’s History Month; additionally, we’ll continue emphasizing COVID-19 Vaccine education and general COVID-19 support. Our policy resources review upcoming Disability Policy Seminar details and information about our COVID-19 action alert – additional information will be shared accordingly. Autism and Gender & National Women’s History Month Differences in Diagnosing Autism in Girls and Boys Largest study to date confirms overlap between autism and gender…

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December 2020-Holiday Support

As we endure the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, this December our main focus will be to continue providing urgent COVID-19 resources, as well as holiday support. We have also included relevant policy information for the upcoming legislative goals and transition. This holiday season will be different due to social distancing guidelines, which may leave some feeling lonely or anxious. These resources are to help you find ways to celebrate safely while still connecting with loved ones. HOLIDAY RESOURCES…

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January 2021-New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings! This January will mark the start of a new chapter for our country after a year filled with extreme challenges. Of course, COVID is still a harsh reality, but with a new vaccine on the horizon, we want to focus on the positives while still providing resources and support. Our January Toolkit also aims to provide ways to create healthy habits at home and winter activities that are still available during COVID. COVID-19 VACCINE The Autism…

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February 2021-Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the top focus for our February Toolkit is on Autism and Race. There are significant disparities that exist in education, healthcare and support services for autistic individuals of color. Our aim is to shine a spotlight on these inequities, and provide more information and resources related to autism and race. The toolkit also provides resources for Relationship Building & Socialization, COVID-19 Vaccine education and continued COVID-19 support. Autism & Race Autism & Racial Disparities: Morénike Giwa Onaiwu CDC:…

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November 2020-National Caregivers Month

The Autism Society of America will be proudly celebrating, supporting and empowering caregivers across the country in honor of National Caregivers Month. This month will also shine a spotlight on several other topics including Giving Tuesday, continued COVID-19 support and tips to stay healthy throughout flu season. National Caregivers Month Related Resources: Future Planning & Respite Autism Society: Future Planning: Information about guardianship, Special Needs Trust, Letter of Intent, Will & More. Autism Society: Caregiver Aging Preparation Tips Autism Parenting Magazine: How to…

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October 2020-National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans are proud to recognize October 2020 as the 75th-anniversary celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, as well as the final push toward voting registration and election information before the November 3 Election. Our October 2020 Toolkit focuses on the continuation of our voter registration campaign, as well as providing relevant, practical resources for professionals and advocates to assist in finding employment opportunities for individuals on the…

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September Toolkit-2020 Election: What You Need to Know

This September, the Autism Society knows that the importance of the 2020 U.S. election cannot be understated, no matter which side of the isle you’re on. That’s why our September 2020 Toolkit focuses on the initiation of our voter registration campaign, designed to encourage eligible individuals in the disability community to vote in the upcoming election. Our goal this month is to provide the autism community with the resources necessary to navigate the 2020 Election year in the wake of…

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August 2020- Back to School: “The New Normal,” IEP Resources, Public Policy, and Advocacy

Back to School: “The New Normal,” IEP Resources, Public Policy, and Advocacy – August 2020 Toolkit This August, the Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans are dedicated to providing the autism community with the valuable resources necessary for the ever-changing landscape of back to school during COVID-19. Our goal is to provide resources to help autistic individuals and families as they navigate the “New Normal” of education during the COVID-19 crisis this summer. Below…

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