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Autism Lifeline Links Launches In SA

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Wendy Rigby
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Texas Public Radio
Autism Lifeline Links is a new San Antonio non-profit organization.

A new, first-of-its-kind website launched today is designed to help families of people with autism in San Antonio access the care and the help they need.

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A new web portal is the first of its kind in the country, according to Autism Lifeline Links.

Autism affects about 30,000 people in the San Antonio area. The manager of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, Tullos Wells, says it’s a huge issue, economically, socially and personally.

"Autism hurts," said Wells. "How can we help these families not hurt?"

Enter Autism Lifeline Links, a nonprofit focused on children and adults with autism who often have trouble communicating and interacting.

The first step is a web-based platform to connect families with resources, something that’s difficult for many people do on their own.

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Tullos Wells of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation announces the launch of Autism Lifeline Links at a press conference at Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio.

"You are invited into a platform that lets you communicate with every service provider you need, clinical, social services, dentists, barbers, doctors, who know how to deal with family members with autism," Wells explained.

You can access the new portal at www.autismlifelinelinks.org.