TOMS RIVER – Individuals and families concerned with the impact of COVID-19 on autism related services now have a comprehensive list of agencies and organizations that are providing facts and support, right in the Ocean County Library website.
April is Autism Awareness Month. The OCL Autism Caregiver Resources guide features links and describes the focus of reputable nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, social media groups, and even a free iOS or Android app for family networking.
Groups on the list cover the full age range from preschool to adult, and provide support in matters of education, social skills, behavior management, and health, especially regarding COVID-19 information.
Caregivers will find useful approaches for discussing social distancing, schedule and routine development, home schooling, and caregiver self-care techniques. There also are links to organizations that provide fun, instructive activities and games.
For more details, visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org/autism.04-23-autism-correction.pdf