Clearinghouse provides easy-to-use preparedness resources for families and responders assisting children with ASD

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Source Agency: Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities – During a disaster, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may experience extreme difficulty seeking assistance, communicating with others, and maintaining a sense of personal safety. Extra care and attention is required to ensure their safety and well-being. With a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and in cooperation with the Autism Society of Minnesota, the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities compiled a clearinghouse of helpful preparedness resource for families and responders, including materials for children that have an emphasis on visual communication and skillfully introduce the concept of threats and how to respond. Learn more.

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