Thursday, October 25, 2007

Resources for Families of People with Autism in San Diego Wildfire Area

The Autism Society of America today published a helpful list of contacts for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families affected by the wildfires raging through the San Diego area. The society urges families needing support to contact local chapters and announced:

ASA and its local chapters in southern California stand ready to assist families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders in finding the resources they need to help them find shelter or assistance during this crisis. ASA's national phone number is 1-800-3Autism.

See Resources in Southern Calif. for Families and Individuals with Autism for contacts for local chapters in San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Ventura County, and others. Click on the links below for those specific Southern California chapters:

Autism Society of California
(Los Angeles County)
(800) 700-0037 (Main Phone)
Contact: Greg Fletcher

San Diego County Chapter - Autism Society of America
(619) 298-1981 (Main Phone)
Contact: John VanBrabant

Los Angeles County Chapter
(562) 804-5556 (Main Phone)
Contact: Caroline Wilson

Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley - Autism Society of America
(562) 943-3335 (Main Phone)
(562) 941-1931 (Other)
Contact: Rita Rubin/Gloria McNeil

Ventura County Chapter - Autism Society of America
(805) 496-1632 (Main Phone)
Contact: Jennifer McNulty & Cathi Nye

Inland Empire Autism Society (Riverside County)
2276 Griffin Way, Suite 105-194
Corona CA 92879
(909) 204-4142 x339 (Main Phone)
Contact: Beth Burt

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