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COVID-19 Resources

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.

Autism Speaks has compiled some great information for families on how to cope during this crisis. You can find that information here.

CDC Guide to Coronavirus

Supporting Individuals With Autism

Support Individuals With Autism During the COVID-19 Crisis

Teaching Your Child How to Wear a Mask

Video Teaching Guide

Mask-Wearing Toolkit

Parenting During a Pandemic

Parenting tips from the Washington Post

Parenting tips from Medium

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)

Educational Resources for Homeschooling

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

Explaining the Pandemic to Kids

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

Keeping Kids Healthy

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