Minority Autistic Children Educational Website – Support/Tips For Parents Launch – News Postbox


Featuring a simpler interface, MAAN’s new website makes it easier for multi-cultural communities to access the necessary support and education they need for autistic children. The organization attempts to start the conversation of autism among minority groups, especially within the Oromo, Somali, Native American, and Asian communities, to create an empowered environment of inclusion.

More details can be found at https://maanmn.org

One of the goals of the newly upgraded website is to provide educational resources that overcome communication barriers among minority communities in their autism education programs. MAAN has leveraged the rich history of storytelling traditions to offer materials that can be downloaded as video or audio files.

For more than five years, the organization has worked with various service providers such as teachers, doctors, and police on how to effectively work with autistic individuals so that they can become contributing members of society and not be ostracized or isolated.

Founded and operated by parents of autistic children, the group is driven by its goal of removing the stigma of autism in society. To date, it has helped more than 300 families in the state find the help they need, and the number continues to grow.

Further details can be found at https://www.maanmn.org/why-we-are-different

In the past year, MAAN has sought to expand its reach by partnering up with the Autism Society of Minnesota to build the first-of-its-kind, sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic. This has been instrumental in creating a safe environment for autistic individuals who often have anxiety about unfamiliar experiences and changes in routine.

With the launch of its newly updated website, the group hopes to help more families with autistic children find the resources they need to thrive in society. Its five board members, Fatima Molas, Delia Samuel, Rufo Jiru, Maren Christenson, and Abyan Ali, invite individuals to visit their website and provide feedback on what else could be improved.

As Board Member Maren Christenson says “Having an autistic child is not a tragedy. Living in a world that doesn’t support autistic individuals or their families, that’s the heartbreak.”

Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://www.facebook.com/MAANMN.ORG

Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN)
Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN)
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