Welcome! We hope you are staying safe and able to stay at home during this trying time. Current events have disrupted routines for the entire country, and we know that families with autism can feel this disruption even more intensely than others. Here are some resources that we hope can help support your family during this trying time.
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Missourians 16 years and older! There are a number of ways to access the vaccine. Visit Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator to sign up for a vaccine appointment near you!
Support Individuals With Autism During the COVID-19 Crisis
Parenting tips from the Washington Post
State Crisis Care: For parents to reach out to if they feel like they need help keeping their children safe
Warmlines (Not in a crisis but just want someone to talk to)
National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
National Alliance on Mental Illness Help Line: Text NAMI to 741741 (for those who don’t want to talk someone they can text)
General information about educational planning while schools are closed, with helpful links to other resources
13 ABA Therapy Activities You Can do at Home
Visual Supports and ASD from Autism Speaks
Great article for adults to help with talking to kids about coronavirus
Audio story for kids explaining the pandemic, plus printable comic strip
Free, printable social story about the Coronavirus
Excellent list of videos, songs, and show segments from Daniel Tiger to Sesame Street helping with way to keep kids safe and healthy
Addressing constipation in children with autism
How to conduct MU Health Care video visits using technology
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
The Telehealth Resource Centers are available to assist with questions. For more information, including recorded technical assistance webinars, please visit the FCC-supported technical assistance provider Universal Service Administrative Company and visit the resources below.
Resources for the EBB Program: