We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has created a rapidly changing environment and uncertain future over the last several days, which has been difficult and stressful for everyone, especially adults on the spectrum, parents with children with Asperger/autism profiles, and the professionals who serve this community.
I wanted to take a moment to speak directly to our community to reassure those in need of our services that we are still here for you. Whether you are a family dealing with an unexpected school closure and having children and teens at home for extended periods of time, an adult who may be experiencing increased anxiety and isolation, or a professional facing the challenge of helping clients during this trying situation, our staff is here to help.
For those who participate in our in-person support groups, activities, and events, we are making changes whenever possible to convert to an online format. Please check our website regularly for updates or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are uncertain about a particular activity or event.
As we all learn to cope with this unprecedented situation, please stay safe, get up-to-date information from official sources like the CDC, and reach out to trusted family and friends or AANE if you need help. Thank you.