Socials for Adults with Autism & Their Caregivers
Emergency Kit Checklist
Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
TRIPS: Irvine Transportation for Seniors & Adults with Disabilities
TRIPS provides low-cost, wheelchair accessible transportation to Irvine adult residents with disabilities. Participants must be unable to drive due to a physical or cognitive disability.
Transportation to Senior centers, grocery shopping, social events, medical appointments. Pre-registration and eligibility required. Call for availability and an application.
Positive Behavior Supports & School Discipline Resources
- Positive Behavior Support (including the basics about behavior as communication)
- Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans
- School Discipline, including the details of IDEA's requirements
Warrior Hearted Special Children’s Foundation Grants
Grants up to $500 are awarded to a person with special needs for services or equipment not covered by health insurance or regional centers. Any person with special needs who lives in the Los Angeles or Orange County may apply. Applications are reviewed monthly. Many recipients come from communities that cannot afford the one-to-one specialized care and expensive equipment necessary for them to thrive. Funding is provided for special needs programs for educationally, emotionally, and physically challenged.
Apply at www.warriorhearted.org
Autism BrainNet: Brain & Tissue Donations for Research
Autism BrainNet enables the highest quality and most rigorous research into the causes of autism spectrum disorder and other related neurodevelopmental conditions. The postmortem brain resource generates data that will contribute to the development of preventions and treatments to improve the quality of life of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Autism BrainNet works with the autism and other neurodevelopmental research communities, in partnership with the families and communities, to communicate the need for donated brain and other tissue and develop a sensitive, transparent and effective strategy for acquiring and distributing the highest quality tissue for research worldwide.