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Hurricane Harvey Relief for Autism

by Aaron Tanner

· Hurricane Harvey,disaster,donation,relief,Autism

Hurricane Harvey has drenched Houston and southeast Texas with as much as 40 to 50 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey. It is safe to say that the name Harvey will be retired at the end of the 2017 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season.

Many who want to donate for storm victims may want to know who to donate to besides the American Red Cross, specifically those who target families with Autism and other special needs. The following is a list I found of different resources that will go towards helping Harvey victims who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

$5 for Houston Disability Families is a Facebook donation drive that has partnered with an Autism related non-profit in the Houston area. 100% of the funds donated will go towards scholarships to help families with Autism rebuild their lives. For more information, click here.

The Autism Society of Texas is accepting donations for Harvey victims with an Autism spectrum disorder in the state of Texas. Included on the website is a printable social story on how those with Autism or Aspergers who may have to stay a while at a shelter can anticipate what may happen and what to do if overwhelmed. For more information, click here.

ACT Today, a non-profit in California dedicated to helping provide services and treatment for Autistic children across the United States, has a Go Fund Me account set up for those with Autism who were affected by the hurricane to be able to replace therapy items that may have been lost in the storm. To find the page, click here.

Those are the charities specific to Autism I could find at the moment. I encourage those affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder to reach out to those whose lives are now severely disrupted by a storm, which in some ways, is worse than Katrina.

If you know of any other charities that are donating funds specifically to those in Houston or southeast Texas who have Autism or other special needs, shoot me a comment in the comment section below.

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