During the past twenty-two years, Families for Autism Support and Awareness has been…..
· holding monthly support meetings where we focus on SUPPORTING each other, share our ups and downs, discuss effective strategies that work for our children, and discuss ways to advocate for our children.
· We have also hosted annual Autism conferences in Laredo: a first for this city. Because of the high incident rate of this disability, we have had a constant increase in the number of participants in our meetings, social gatherings, and especially our conference. In order to target the children’s social deficits and help aid the families’ acceptance and support.
· host social gatherings that include Christmas and Halloween parties and our annual Thanksgiving banquet.
· Under the Umbrella Summer camp where children and their parents attend a 3 day camp where they work on social activities, arts and crafts, and get to interact with different community agencies.
Started data base for flagging 911 services for children/adults diagnosed with Autism.
Established EMS program with Laredo College for training EMS students and helping our families familiarize themselves with EMS procedures.