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ARI sidebar logo From our friends and sponsor at ARI. For those of you who are not familiar with ARI, it was  founded by Dr. Bernard Rimland , who founded the Autism Society of America and is the doctor who discredited the "Refrigerator Mother" theory.  Please vote. Imagine the plight of a person with autism, who is also homeless.

Help ARI Win $50k to Help Homeless Individuals with ASD

This morning, ARI was chosen to participate in the Pepsi Refresh Everything project and needs your support to win $50,000.  Only the projects with the highest number of votes are funded. Voting is free and it started this morning - can you help?
Vote now and take a moment to return each day this month.

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We hope to to establish a model program to provide information and support for homeless people who are on the autism spectrum. First, we will establish a small office in downtown San Diego for one year, and the office would be run by two part-time people.  They would meet with staff at shelters and missions to inform them about autism and suggest best ways to help those on the autism spectrum - for example, eat/relax/rest/sleep in a quiet, dimly lit or dark place. We'll offer support and information on where to find vital resources including:

  • shelters and transitional housing
  • food and clothing
  • medical care
  • mental health services
  • referrals to agencies for case management & life training skills
  • referrals to agencies for government or other financial assistance
  • referrals for outpatient consultation, evalution and treatment intervention
  • referrals to agencies providing skills assessment, job training & job coaches

We would also create a tri-fold brochure with relevant information and work to disseminate crucial information about the various support services available directly to those on the spectrum. 

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