How Those With Special Needs Are Coping With the Impact of the Coronavirus

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Currents News Staff

There are so many things about the coronavirus that can be hard for anyone to understand: the symptoms, social distancing, having to wear face masks and gloves and staying home to not spread it.

Life during the virus outbreak can be challenging, especially to those who have special needs.

People who are on the autism spectrum rely on their routine to get through the day.

As all of our routines have been disrupted because of this pandemic, what kind of effect has it had on those with autism?

Janice Aris is the executive director of Mercy Home, a Brooklyn facility that helps people with disabilities. Many of her clients have autism. She joins Currents News to explain how they have been handling the outbreak.