The autism community faces extraordinary challenges during the COVID-19 crisis and we are here on the front lines supporting our families. We are providing food, masks, the latest information and resources, online programs, and advocating to ensure our families’ needs are not forgotten.
The Autism Society Inland Empire continues to remain committed to improving the lives of all affected by autism across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, providing information, resources, and advocacy efforts to address these urgent needs.
Since COVID started in March 2020 our organization has:
- Provided over 1,000 meals to local families
- Distributed over 225,000 masks
- educated over 10,000 individuals on one of our 20 webinars
- provided fun online social opportunities to over 2,000 children and adults
- provided support through our online support groups to over 300 people
- advocated for the CA Department of Public Health to issue guidance on hospital visitation for a support person. The All Facilities Letter (AFL) released on May 2, 2020, notified all facilities of updated visitor guidelines for pediatric patients, patients in labor and delivery, and patients at end-of-life and patients with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments
This All Facilities Letter, clarifies that health facilities may permit a support person to accompany a patient for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary), including patients with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-20-38.aspx
Autism Society Options Policy
This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.
All information provided or published by the Autism Society Inland Empire is for information purposes only. Specific treatment, therapy or services should be provided to an individual only at the direction of the individual’s doctor, caregiver, or other qualified professional. References to any treatment or therapy option, program, service, or treatment provider are not an endorsement by the Autism Society. References of treatments, therapies, programs, services, and/or providers are not intended to be comprehensive statements. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided. The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information, but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.