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Valuable Resources for Adults & Families With Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Join us as we support individuals and families with Autism! Health promotion and early interventions help identify Autism during childhood, yet for others diagnoses is established later in life. Adults as well as children fall within the Autism Spectrum. WebMD shares how intelligence and ability to communicate are important factors influencing level of independence for adults with Autism. Connecting with community programs and support groups promotes socialization, opportunities, and provides valuable resources.

Autism Speaks is an organization that provides useful information on housing, employment, education, health, socialization, travel, and lots more! In addition, they offer an Autism Response Team (ART) with trained personnel who answer questions and concerns. Individuals have the convenience of calling or emailing ART. Autism Speaks also provides online tool kits for employment, news updates, educational articles, events throughout the country, and lots more!

Think Beyond the Label is another resourceful organization offering educational webinars, employment guidance, and work opportunities to jobseekers with disabilities. Think Beyond the Label connects jobseekers with companies looking to hire, job openings, and career fairs offering valuable information for adults with Autism seeking employment.

Community centers, public libraries, and health clinics are options to consider when seeking accessible educational and health programs in your area. Online resources also provide beneficial tools, strategies, connectivity, and support to individuals and families with Autism. Linking with support groups and staying educated promotes opportunities and socialization. Join us as we support and acknowledge Autism Awareness Month!

* All information shared in this article should be discussed with your healthcare practitioner prior to incorporating any suggestions. This article is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide advice or direct client decisions.

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Yeneilyn is a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida since 2006. Her nursing practice began in the field of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Hospital and expanded to care for clients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She was provided the opportunity as LPN Instructor, which changed the course of her nursing career. She states, “Teaching nursing students expanded my view on positive influences nurses contribute beyond beside care. Nurses are central leaders in health education, client advocacy, and disease prevention.” Currently, Yeneilyn writes health articles and prepares Continuing Education (C.E.) courses for healthcare professionals. She continues her studies in the field of Nursing Education and evidenced-based nursing practice. In her free time she enjoys sharing time with family and friends.


For questions or topics of interest contact Nurse Yenny at: nurseyenny@gmail.com    


 


 


 

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