Hurricanes and Autism
Let's put MagnaTrack and Florida Living aside for a second. A Hurricane is scary. Now imagine you know or care for an individual diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. That's right, Autism. These individuals are often overlooked and are the last considered when we think Hurricanes Preparedness. Not no more. Custom Fence Orland0, Florida Living Outdoor, and The Autism Society of Greater Orlando want to remind us all, don't forget the needs of those kids or individuals diagnosed with Autism. Below are five things to consider before a Hurricane hits: Don't delay. Do it Today. September 2023 is coming and traditionally a very busy month for hurricanes.
Five Big Things To Consider When Preparing An Individual With Autism For A Hurricane.
- Google the special needs shelter in your county, Now!!!! It just might save a life. You have to be registered before showing up.
- Start packing at the watch and not the warning. Pack those special Items such as medicines, important documents, and dietary requirements.
- Don't forget all those documents: IEP, Diagnosis, and Medical records.
- Don't forget that comfort food.
- Explain a Hurricane through social stories and what to expect.
- Don't run from it. Explain it from start to finish.
- Describe what is exactly going to happen. Use pictures
- Have a car charger and multiple battery backups for those intelligent devices.
- Do not rely on generators. They are odorless and kill.
- Emergency Plan. Establish a play-by-play scenario and practice it, especially if you choose to stay.
- Play The What happens if game. If this happens, you do this.
- Remember, individuals with autism love routine.
These five things will make a difference.