Pandemic forces organizations that help those with disabilities to adapt

Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff
Updated: April 28, 2020 07:52 PM
Created: April 28, 2020 06:15 PM

For people with autism or Down syndrome, sticking to a routine and getting support services is important However, during this pandemic, the organizations offering those services are finding new ways to help.


AIM Services Inc., in Saratoga County is one of them. They're all about the power of potential.

In Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties, they assist 150 individuals in residential settings and another 500 out in the community.

AIM Executive Director Christopher Lyons says his staff has had to shift the way they handle their essential services helping to care for and support people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.

While difficult, the social distancing is working so far. There isn't a single case of coronavirus among them.

They're looking forward to the day things get back to normal, but staying focused on making sure fears are calmed and needs are met.

Learn more about how the new approach works, by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.


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