COVID-19 Resources for Families
Teaching Tools for Kids:
What’s COVID-19? Click here.
Coronavirus Social Story for Children via Little Puddins: https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/
Handwashing Visual Steps via n2y: Click here.
CDC Handwashing Guide for Families: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/pdf/family_handwashing-508.pdf
Tips for Caregivers:
What to Do When Your Child on the Autism Spectrum’s Routine Is Disrupted by the Coronavirus? https://themighty.com/2020/03/covid-19-autism-routine-disruption/
Parent/Caregiver Guide on How to Help Kids and Family Members Cope: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf
How to Explain a Global Health Crisis to Children with Autism: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neuroscience-in-translation/202003/how-explain-global-health-crisis-children-autism
Local Resources: https://www.yellowpagesforkids.com
US Dept. of Education Q&A on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak: Click here.
How to Practice Social Distancing:
Article: What is Social Distancing? https://themighty.com/2020/03/covid-19-what-is-social-distancing
Social Distancing Tips: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends keeping 6 to 10 feet between yourself and others as much as possible. Many states have banned large gatherings of more than 250 people. Even if you’re in a small group, experts recommend keeping at least 6 feet between people and practicing good hygiene, especially washing your hands often. The CDC also recommends:
Cancel travel plans
Stay home when you are sick
Limit your movement within and outside your community
Reduce your number of visitors
Work from home if possible
Transition meetings and gatherings online
Try to visit grocery stores and other public establishments at less-crowded times
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Other Issues to Consider:
Maintaining Wandering Prevention in the Home: https://nationalautismassociation.org/store/#!/NAAs-Be-REDy-Booklet-for-Caregivers/p/57859415/category=23350149
Preventing & Responding to Pica: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/pica.html
How to Create a Sensory Room: https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-create-a-sensory-room-for-your-autistic-child-4686413
DIY Sensory Items Booklet via ASA Oregon: http://autismsocietyoregon.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Sensory-booklet.pdf