April is Autism Awareness Month and also very close to the start of the busy moving season so Canton Massachusetts-based Humboldt Storage and Moving is making the public aware of valuable resources available to families that have a loved one with autism.
Humboldt, in partnership with the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism and Ablevision, a video production company staffed by individuals with disabilities, developed several videos and a downloadable tip sheet that provides guidance and support for family members on the autism spectrum. The videos cover the wide range of topics in the moving process including strategies for before the move, how to ease the stress associated with moving day and other techniques for coping with new surroundings after the move.
The videos and materials are available on the Humboldt website at: www.Humboldt.com/autism There are also many links to other resources available to families that will help guide them through the entire moving process.
Humboldt Storage and Moving gathered the advice from several individuals and organizations within the autism community to offer real world advice on how to move with a family member on the autism spectrum. Organizations that contributed to these tools include, Autism Support Center, a program of Northeast Arc in Danvers MA, and Community Resources for People with Autism located in Easthampton, MA.
“Every move is different and most all moves are stressful in some way,” states James Sullivan, president of Humboldt Storage and Moving. “For those on the autism spectrum, the move to a new home can be a traumatic experience. That’s why we worked together with others to come up with these resources to help families cope with the stresses of moving.”