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COVID-19: Coping Strategies for the Autism Community

The global coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone’s lives. Socially, emotionally, financially – and often in ways we don’t expect. For the autism community, the changes wrought by COVID-19 are acute.

Life during coronavirus is anything but routine – and routine is something that families living with autism count on to create a safe and secure environment. Routine helps create order from chaos, relieves stress, and improves learning. So the disruption of routine results in added challenges.

From the Front Lines: Empowering Those Living with Developmental Disabilities

During National Developmental Disabilities and Autism Awareness Month, we’re highlighting our long-time partner Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC). For more than 20 years, MedicAlert Foundation and VMRC have shared a mission to not only protect, but also empower those living with developmental and intellectual disabilities.