The 5 Best COVID-19 Resources and Supports for Special Needs Families
1Autism Research Institute
Disruptions to our personal and professional lives, schedule changes, and school closings present unique challenges individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. In these challenging times, ARI is sensitive to the needs of these individuals and their families. To help, they have compiled these resources aimed at reducing anxiety and restoring a sense of routine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This PDF pamphlet offers families guidance on navigating crises, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Includes tips on preparing for crises, following a daily routine, continuing communication with caregivers, maintaining social support, addressing treatment discrimination in hospitals, and provides additional crisis resources.
The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities created a helpful social narrative video to help individuals with autism understand the Coronavirus (COVID-19). UM-NSU CARD's Let's Talk About The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Whiteboard Social Narrative Video.
5Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Virtual Outreach Series from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (NEW April 22)
DDBP Virtual Outreach Series: Supporting Families Through COVID-19 includes the following topics:
1. Homebound: Strategies to Improve Compliance and Cooperation with Your Children
2. Behavior Management Basics
3. Collaborating with Your Child’s School Team through COVID-19
4. Sleep Hygiene Tips for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
5. Calming Strategies in the COVID-19 Storm
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