Reach Out While Social Distancing

Conversations About Autism

Phone calls can mean so much during this time.

“In an abundance of caution” is a phrase I heard repeatedly as various things began to shut down around me mid-March. Now, as states are easing out of that time of “caution” we may still miss the physical contact with people during social distancing. While I miss hugging my family, I am thankful for the technology that allows my daughter to send me photos and videos of my granddaughter. She is no longer the baby that I watched once a week in February. She is a darling and busy toddler.

There are people who don’t or can’t use technology. Some people have never learned to use the internet or smart phones. Maybe that’s because they are older and just never wanted to learn, thinking they “got along fine without it.” Maybe they have failing vision that would create additional barriers to…

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One response to “Reach Out While Social Distancing

  1. My parents are in a nursing home and I haven’t been able to see them since late February. My mom has advanced Alzheimer’s and my dad can’t hear thunder. I call the home at least once a week and ask them to write a not for my folks telling them I called. I am looking forward to being able to hug them.

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