Video: Emergency Preparedness for Children with Autism

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It is alway’s necessary to be prepared in the case of emergencies but it is especially helpful to prepare not only yourself for possible emergency situations but your autistic children.  As we know children with autism thrive on predictability and in an emergency all predictability goes out the window.

FamilyAffaires.com Expert Contributors & Co Founders of the non profit organization Just2Moms, Christy Carlson & Debbie Schmidt share their recent experiences in dealing with a weather storm that left them without power and what they did to prepare their children with autism.  They give excellent advice and real examples that you can implement in your life to help your children with transitions and the feelings of anxiety during emergencies.

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About Christy Carlson & Debbie Schmidt

Christy Carlson and Debbie Schmidt, are not only great friends, but are both moms of Autistic boys. Together they founded the Autism awareness and acceptance non-profit, Just 2 Moms. They provide education and awareness about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD). Their assembly program combines personal stories, a home-made DVD and interactives engaging the audience with a clear understanding of the strengths and challenges a person with Autism might have. Since 2007, the two have been presenting these programs in NJ, PA, DE and NY to schools, civic organizations, businesses, parent groups, churches and synagogues. Debbie is also the facilitator of the Camden/Burlington County Chapter of ASPEN (Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network) www.aspennj.org www.just2moms.com

2 thoughts on “Video: Emergency Preparedness for Children with Autism

  1. Marlon Mendoza

    Thank you so much for this wonderful video. I am sharing it with my special ed class via Twitter as we are covering autism in tomorrow’s class. Keep doing the wonderful job you both have been doing for years. God bless you both.

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  2. just2moms

    Hi Marlon! Thank you so much for your comment! Christy and I are thrilled that you plan to use our video link to share with your Sp Ed Class via Twitter!! We hope that whoever sees our video, that it can make a difference in their understanding of what it may be like for a child/person with Autism to be better “prepared” when something unpredictable in life occurs, like the power going out. Be well!!

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