Protect yourself and others to stop Covid-19 spreading
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Parents and Carers
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
- 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 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.
- Coughing and sneezing ettiquette - what is the right thing? - Here you will find a story to explain ettiqutte on sneezing or coughing to a child.
- Hand washing guidance
- Story explaining learning at home - A visual guide that can be adjusted to suit your child.
- Story explaining learning at school - A visual guide that can be adjusted to suit your child.
- Story explaining why you can't go to groups or activities outside of your home - A visual guide that can be adjusted to suit your child.
- What is social distancing? - A visual guide explaining what social distancing is.
Face Covering Resources
- A guide to wearing them - a guide for parents and carers to follow
- Story Series
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)
Please show your support!
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.