Donate today to help people and families with autism during COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know the needs of our autism community have increased significantly. With schools and therapy services shutting down, families in quarantine, and a potential shelter-in-place looming, families will face behavioral, safety, and skill regression problems. Many children and adults require constant supervision to remain safe in normal circumstances, but with the disruption of regular schedules and routines, this will escalate the need.  On top of that, many families affected by autism are facing increased financial insecurity as a result of this crisis. These factors – among others - are creating massive stress on families; therefore, we are creating the COVID-19 Autism Relief Fund.
 
With this fund, we are prioritizing the hardships our community is facing today. Our goal is to react swiftly to meet the ever-changing needs people with autism are experiencing. We are diligently communicating with our nonprofit partners, community resource centers, and other experts in the autism community to keep current on this ever-evolving crisis.
 
This week, the Flutie Foundation disbursed $10,000 in direct emergency cash assistance to several autism support centers throughout Massachusetts to immediately alleviate financial burdens families with children and adults with autism are facing. We will be matching all donations to this autism relief fund up to $50,000. Please consider a gift to the COVID-19 Autism Relief Fund today!

If you would like to donate by check, mail to: 

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 102, Framingham, MA 01701

 

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