The Unexpected, Invisible Gifts of COVID-19 and Autism

By |2021-04-11T09:29:11-04:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Autism Awareness|Tags: , , , |

The Invisible Gifts of COVID-19 & Autism When the pandemic began in March 2020, it seemed like our lives were put on hold. Schools and businesses closed, cities and states issued stay-at-home orders, and we stopped seeing friends and family to prevent the virus from spreading. For parents and caregivers living with children [...]

Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy and Active

By |2020-08-13T17:04:59-04:00August 8th, 2020|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

Tips and Tricks... Participating in physical activity can help make you feel good, create routine and provide an opportunity to create social connections. Being physically active can also improve physical health. Participating in physical activity can also improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety, and provide a sense of predictability, as well [...]

A Letter to Fellow Parents of Children With Special Needs

By |2020-06-29T10:48:50-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Parents... Rayni Brindley, Devereux's SVP of Organizational Development, and mother to a child on the autism spectrum has written a letter to fellow parents of children with special needs. The letter provides some light relief and steps to stay safe, healthy and calm during this crisis. Dear Families and Caregivers: I wanted [...]

Life In Quarantine: Families Share Their Experiences

By |2020-06-16T22:41:52-04:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , |

Life in Lockdown COVID-19 hit us in a way most of us never anticipated.  Little did we know that this virus would upend our lives for months, continuing to keep many of us at home with no end in sight.  The repercussions of this have greatly affected many of us mentally, emotionally and [...]

COVID-19: Helping Families With Special Needs During A Public Health Crisis

By |2020-03-19T16:34:50-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

How to cope during this worldwide pandemic. As a mother of a daughter with autism and intellectual disabilities, as well as a professional in the human services field, I am all too familiar with the unique challenges facing families of individuals with special needs. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic brings additional worry. In these [...]

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