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Parents of autistic children face unique challenges during the pandemic

In the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's been a challenging year for all parents, but especially those with children on the autism spectrum where routine is especially important during what has been an anything but a routine year.

Posted: Jan 8, 2021 11:23 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2021 11:51 AM

In the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's been a challenging year for all parents, but especially those with children on the autism spectrum where routine is especially important during what has been an anything but a routine year.

Many of the individuals we serve are school age. They overnight were not going to school anymore. Helping these families provide some kind of structure so they were still getting some kind of information and learning.

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