I know these are unpredictable, frustrating and scary times as we cope with the Delta variant of COVID. There are many things to think through, including different feelings about vaccines. We've included some resources to help with those decisions and conversations in this week's Ally. Let's be safe, and also kind and compassionate with one another.
Families as Allies is so fortunate to be able to work with many wonderful partners. This week we share the great work of SEEDS. We also have updates on the Division of Medicaid's Proposed MYPAC policy and last week's 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please take a few minutes to listen to President George Herbert Walker Bush's remarks on the day he signed the American's with Disabilities Act into law. His words are a great reminder of what really matters.
May we all stay focused on what really matters as we work together for our children.
Join SAMHSA for a panel discussion on Aug. 9th with the Executive Directors of three Statewide Family Networks and the Public Health Advisor with the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch who serves as the Project Officer.
In this presentation, Dr. Schall will discuss her research regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of employed individuals with ASD and the importance of using trauma informed care to ensure that individuals with ASD are able to return to work and school safely.
A registered nurse who assumed her teenage son would be eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine was shocked to learn he was vaccine hesitant. She is joining public health officials and infectious disease experts who say an "open conversation" with kids about COVID-19 vaccines could fight hesitancy.