Protect yourself and others to stop Covid-19 spreading
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Autistic People
The COVID-19 pandemic is a new virus, which is impacting everyone’s lives, including autistic people and their families. We have created some information resources about COVID-19 that we hope you will find useful at this challenging time.
- COVID-19 support document
- Glossary of Covid-19 Terms
- How to cope with people not following the Covid-19 guidelines - written by Peter Vermeulen
- What is Covid-19? - Here you will find an overview of what you should do if someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.
- What should I do if I have Covid-19? - Here you will find information about what you should do if you have symptoms of Covid-19.
- What should I do if someone at home has Covid-19? - Here you will find an overview of what you should do if someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.
- What to do if I sneeze or cough? - Here you will find a story to explain ettiquette on sneezing or coughing to a child or adult.
- What to do if I'm ill with something else? - Here you will find an overview of what Covid-19 is, and what the symptoms are.
- Coughing and sneezing ettiquette - what is the right thing? - Here you will find a story to explain ettiqutte on sneezing or coughing.
- Hand washing guidance
- What is social distancing? - A visual guide explaining what social distancing is.
Face Covering Resources
- What if i want to wear a face covering but find it diffcult?
- A guide to wearing them
- Routine - Step by step
External Useful Documents on Coronavirus:
- Carol Gray - Coronavirus
- Dr Siobhan Timmons - What is Coronavirus?
- Coronavirus Story - easy read
- COVID-19 Visiting Hospital Guidance
- COVID Daily Care Cards - this file can be printed to provide two cards per page, to use as a daily resource to help us keep in a positive routine during these challenging times. With credit to Rosanna Cooper (find on Instagram @drawitoutdaily) and Madeleine McGivern (find on Twitter @madeleinejm)
- Scottish Government Infographic of what to do if you or someone in your household has signs of illness
- Mencap has made an Easy Read Information about Covid-19 (please note that the English term ‘bubble’ is used in this document – this is similar to the Scottish term ‘extended households, please see our Glossary of Terms)
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COVID-19 is putting more demand on our support services while impacting our fundraising activities.
At this difficult time, donations are, as always, essential to the much needed funding of our Autism Advice Line. Our Autism Support Team are working very hard to create these informative resources to support autistic people and their families through this uncertain time, while also responding to all enquiries to the Autism Advice Line as quickly as possible.
We would be very grateful if you would make a donation to support this vital service and help us reach more autistic people and their families when they need it most!