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In the United States, 4.58% of adults report having serious thoughts of suicide, an increase of 664,000 people from the previous year. Congress has approved a three-digit nationwide calling code (988) for mental health emergencies starting on July 16, 2022 bit.ly/38tXJdA
Misinformation about health is a problem that can be incredibly harmful if it is not properly addressed. The Autism Society has created a flyer that provides guiding questions for you to ask when faced with potential health misinformation. bit.ly/3NbwWS9
The @AutismOAR published a comprehensive sexuality education guide that includes a section dedicated to sexual orientation and gender identity. This guide is specifically created for adolescents and adults on the Autism spectrum. bit.ly/38kyPNM
Hobbies, activities, and sports provide many benefits to people with Autism throughout their lifespan. Here are 20 activity ideas for inspiration. bit.ly/3sywEwN
The Autism Society of America supports and applauds the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 years old, the last age group to be able to access the vaccine to protect against COVID-19. bit.ly/3xM8GQG
A 2020 study indicates people who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth are three to six times as likely to be Autistic as cisgender people. Click here to read more. bit.ly/3l3xyNw #PrideMonth
This Father's Day, we celebrate all the dads and caregivers who contribute their encouragement and support to make the world a better place for their love ones. Thank you for all that you do.
Today, on June 18, we celebrate #AutisticPrideDay, where we recognize Autistic people's role in contributing to positive changes that impact our communities. What does Autistic Pride mean to you?
Find a statement on the Uvalde school shooting, an update on funding for services and direct support, and a new bill to support behavioral health care. See also the annual update from the Social Security Board of Trustees. bit.ly/3mXkOsN
“I imagine if I asked a room full of Autistics what Autistic Pride means to them, I would receive as many answers as there are people in the room.” - Dianne McLean, Autistic author. Read more here: bit.ly/3wj9SKq
Register now for our "Community Connections: Love On The Spectrum" webinar taking place today on Facebook Live at 3:00 PM EST. fb.me/e/2wL954jA1
Tune in TOMORROW for our Facebook Live event, "Community Connections: Love on the Spectrum", broadcasting on Thursday, June 16th at 3:00 p.m. EST. fb.me/e/2wL954jA1
One study found the rate of Autistic individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ to be two to three times higher than the general population. Read more on the findings in this article. #PrideMonth bit.ly/3MbapF0
The Autism Society is pleased to announce our virtual event, "Community Connections: Love on the Spectrum", which will be broadcast live on Facebook on Thursday, June 16th at 3:00 p.m. EST. fb.me/e/2wL954jA1
The Autism Society has created a free resource guide to making Covid-19 clinics more accessible for families and individuals in the Autism community. Click here to download our guide. bit.ly/3LdUrbQ
The Autism Society is proud to present our virtual event, Community Connections: Love on the Spectrum, hosted on Facebook Live on Thursday, June 16th at 3:00 pm EST. fb.me/e/1QaIuLBNm
Autistic adults of all ability levels can participate in various educational and recreational activities that improve their quality of life by offering opportunities for social contact, language improvement, and sensory stimulation. Read more here. bit.ly/3NskRID
“The Autism Society of America commends Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing the bipartisan Autism Caregivers Act in the Senate this week," said Christopher Banks, President and CEO of the Autism Society. bit.ly/3Mx3mG8
Gun violence is a public health crisis, and the trauma and fear it causes significantly worsen Americans’ mental health. We joined 59 orgs calling on policymakers to pass meaningful, bipartisan solutions that promote gun safety in all of our communities. bit.ly/39idLaS
In 2020, the Autism Society interviewed @BrigidRankowski, an artist, educator, and advocate, about their experience as an Autistic individual and member of the LGBTQ+ community on Autistic Pride Day. Listen to the interview here. bit.ly/3McL5hZ
.@ExMinds is a non-profit organization preparing young adults on the Autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming, and other related fields in the digital arts. Click here to learn more about their Summer 2022 workshops. bit.ly/3tdp5f8
In this issue of Capitol Connection, find new resources to use to advocate at the state level on employment and education issues, links to hearings and markups on the Hill, and new guidance materials from the Department of Education. bit.ly/3MgcoHn
The Autism Society is proud to partner with @AMCTheatres to bring you Sensory Friendly movie screenings held a few times a month throughout local communities. For particular showtimes, please see your local theater listings. bit.ly/3M4eYkp
Congratulations to Stephanie Brown, President of the @autismsi on being appointed the new Chair of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. Your passion and advocacy will continue to make an impact on the Autism community!
Healthcare professionals who attend today's Community Connections at 3 EST will have the opportunity to win a sensory friendly vaccine kit to implement in their healthcare setting! Tune in to learn more. fb.me/e/1P5E7yI9i
Healthcare professionals who attend tomorrow's Community Connections will have the opportunity to win a sensory friendly vaccine kit to implement in their healthcare setting. Tune in to learn more, 6/2 @ 3pm EST! fb.me/e/1P5E7yI9i
Tune in tomorrow for our Community Connections webinar, "Accessible Healthcare for the Autism Community" Thursday, 6/2 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time, featuring a discussion with public health physician Dr. Chris Pernell. fb.me/e/1P5E7yI9i
According to GLSEN’s 2019 National School Climate Survey, about 36.5% of LGBTQ+ students were bullied or harassed at school based on an actual or perceived disability, including Autistic students who identify as LGBTQ+. Know the signs to stop bullying. bit.ly/3PhYNSp
“Awareness of our ignorance can broaden our perspective on the human condition.” - Click the link below to read the article by Russell Lehmann (@Autistic_Poet), member of the Autism Society’s Council of Autistic Advisors. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth bit.ly/3v0GZ4X
At our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in New Orleans, we asked participants “Why did you get vaccinated?” #ConnectToProtect
The @autismgreaterwi offers a virtual training program for clinicians on how to apply best practices when providing therapy for Autistic clients in a mental health setting. Click the link below to learn more. bit.ly/3jeoViz #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
Join us for our next Community Connections webinar, "Accessible Healthcare for the Autism Community", next Thursday, 6/2 at 3:00 pm EST, featuring public health physician Dr. Chris Pernell. fb.me/e/1P5E7yI9i
Please note the National Helpline is not a crisis line. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, connect to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or connect to emergency community services by calling 211.
Words cannot adequately express our sorrow, and we grieve with the families and community of Uvalde, Texas. For those in need of resources or support, please contact our National Helpline at 800-328-9476 or [email protected]
The Autism Society of America is heartbroken to witness yet another senseless act of violence against innocent victims, this time children, and their teachers. The school shooting makes us feel sad, angry, scared, and powerless.
Nearly 78% of Autistic children meet the criteria for at least one mental health condition. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth bit.ly/37tF7cP
At our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in New Orleans, we asked participants “Why did you get vaccinated?” #ConnectToProtect
The Autism Society’s President and CEO, Christopher Banks, discusses suicide prevention in the Autism community with @AspieSurvngLoss and Dr. Jack Scott in a past episode of our Facebook Live series. Click here to listen. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth bit.ly/3NObZOe
New research indicates that 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with Autism globally. Read more here. bit.ly/3MDCF3i
Get ready to fall in love as six people take you on their journey to find a soulmate. #LoveOnTheSpectrum is out now on @netflix! Our friend, @Asperkids, author, & member of the Autism Society's Council of Autistic Advisors is the on-air coach throughout the series.
Support and accommodations for making social connections may be needed, and some people with Autism may choose to connect in a different manner than people who don’t have Autism. For more information, please visit our website. bit.ly/3KjQbb6
Watch @PeterHotez and @EmilyHotezPhD as they discuss mental health challenges, long Covid, and Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy. #ConnectToProtect bit.ly/3wwPkPV
Join us TODAY for our Community Connections: Vaccine Education Initiative webinar at 11:00 am EST on Facebook Live with Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Emily Hotez. fb.me/e/1Ey34g1G8
Join us TOMORROW for our Community Connections: Vaccine Education Initiative webinar at 11:00 am EST on Facebook Live with Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Emily Hotez. fb.me/e/1Ey34g1G8
The Autism Society created the Suicide Prevention Task Force with the goal of better serving the Autism community experiencing mental health crises. With your support, we can continue to develop best practices for crisis lines and callers in times of need. bit.ly/37SBk9w
Register now for our Community Connections:"Mental Health & Implementing the 988 National Suicide Prevention" webinar taking place today at 3:00 PM EST. fb.me/e/1y4z7I8hs
Get ready to fall in love as six people take you on their journey to find a soulmate. #LoveOnTheSpectrum is out now on @netflix! Our friend, @Asperkids, author, & member of the Autism Society's Council of Autistic Advisors is the on-air expert throughout the series!
A little rain didn't put out the fun at the @AutismSociety 5K and Family Fun Day this morning. This was the 20th anniversary of the race here in Richmond and we had a blast! The organization expected to fundraise over $190,000 for Autism support. @8NEWS
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Join AUCD & @AutismSociety this Friday (5/20) at 11am ET for a conversation between @PeterHotez and @EmilyHotezPhD (from one of AUCD's LENDs, @UCLAHealth & @NDHealthChats). They'll cover #MentalHealth, #LongCovid, #vaccines & more. Join via Facebook Live @ bit.ly/AS_Hotez
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