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Childmind Institute Autism and Coronavirus | Resources for Families
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This website includes tips for handwashing and links to two, printable handwashing visual charts that can easily be hung in the bathroom. When teaching ch...Show more This website includes tips for handwashing and links to two, printable handwashing visual charts that can easily be hung in the bathroom. When teaching children with autism about the virus itself, there several printables available here about coronavirus, including a COVID-19 social story. Show less
National Autism Association | COVID-19 Resources for Families
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The National Autism Association information includes handwashing visuals and guides, links to multiple articles for caregivers with resources and guides, ...Show more The National Autism Association information includes handwashing visuals and guides, links to multiple articles for caregivers with resources and guides, as well as articles and instructions about social distancing. Other articles include: 10 face masks that people with chronic illnesses recommend, 8 soaps you can use to help prevent illness, and how to create a sensory room. Show less
Pathfinders for Autism | Coronavirus Resource Page
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A huge list of resources for parents or caregivers of children with autism. Scroll past the Maryland Public Schools information and there are many links a...Show more A huge list of resources for parents or caregivers of children with autism. Scroll past the Maryland Public Schools information and there are many links about COVID-19, activities to do at home, educational websites, social stories about the virus and many links to virtual field trips that kids can watch from their computer at home. Show less
American Psychological Association | Advice for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in the Era of COVID-19
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Experts give advice and strategies to ease stress, prioritize self-care and reassure children with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis including: keep...Show more Experts give advice and strategies to ease stress, prioritize self-care and reassure children with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis including: keeping in touch with your child's teachers and therapists, staying connected to others, utilizing telehealth when possible and fostering routines. Show less
Janelle Sampson, Two-Way Street Communication Therapy and Resources | Talking to Kids About Coronavirus Using AAC
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This is resource shares how to discuss the virus with children who use AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) to communicate. Janelle gives exam...Show more This is resource shares how to discuss the virus with children who use AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) to communicate. Janelle gives examples of words parents can touch on their child's speech device or communication card to discuss topics relating to the virus. Included is the printable aided language display that parents can use when having conversations with their child. Show less
Autism Parenting Magazine | The Importance of Giving Kids with ASD Some Space During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Autism Parenting Magazine explains how kids with ASD need to be given space and time to themselves while they are at home with the entire family. It remin...Show more Autism Parenting Magazine explains how kids with ASD need to be given space and time to themselves while they are at home with the entire family. It reminds adults how easily children with ASD can have sensory overload, and includes a link to items that adults can use to help give kids a good sensory diet at home. Show less
AANE Asperger/Autism Network | Support Groups, Chats, & Online Forums for Parents of Children & Teens
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Online group chats, discussion groups and forums for both parents and children/teens. COVID-19 specific chats for parents that are facilitated by AANE's C...Show more Online group chats, discussion groups and forums for both parents and children/teens. COVID-19 specific chats for parents that are facilitated by AANE's Child and Teen Services staff. Some of the support groups are free, some are available at a reduced price. Please refer to the description for payment information. Show less
Autism Society | COVID-19
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Autism Society's website has set up a "tool kit" with pages including: mental health and respite, modifying routines, lifestyle supports, educat...Show more Autism Society's website has set up a "tool kit" with pages including: mental health and respite, modifying routines, lifestyle supports, education, public policy, and the Facebook Live Coronavirus Series. Each page has many lists of links per each topic. For instance, the modifying routines page has printable social stories as well as tips and articles. Show less
The Autism Helper | Focus on Five: Tips for Parents for Home Learning
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Within each tip from this article, there is a detailed list of things you can do to achieve that part of the process, including videos and picture example...Show more Within each tip from this article, there is a detailed list of things you can do to achieve that part of the process, including videos and picture examples. The author uses lots of visuals (written schedules and pictures) as well as instructions on how to use a timer with your child and what life skills you can work on during this time at home. Show less
A Day in Our Shoes | 18 Tips to Work on Social Skills/SEL While You're Stuck at Home (from a BCBA)
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Here is a useful, bulleted list of ideas to use at home when working with your child on social skills. The list was created by a behavioral therapist, and...Show more Here is a useful, bulleted list of ideas to use at home when working with your child on social skills. The list was created by a behavioral therapist, and there is also embedded Facebook Live video, as well as some printed dialogue from the interview. Included are suggested skills to work on from home with your child. Show less
And Next Comes L | Free Printables Page
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And Next Comes L provides free printables that parents can use with their children while they are at home. They created activity calendars as well as auti...Show more And Next Comes L provides free printables that parents can use with their children while they are at home. They created activity calendars as well as autism, sensory and hyperlexia printables. This site is full of information for caregivers who have children on the spectrum, including tips on potty training, kids who like to chew, sleeping tips, meltdown tips and mindfulness and mediation strategies. Show less
Autism Society of America | Facebook Live Page
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This is a link to the Autism Society of America's most recent Facebook Live video about Coronavirus and the Autism community. There are also other videos ...Show more This is a link to the Autism Society of America's most recent Facebook Live video about Coronavirus and the Autism community. There are also other videos listed below, including: Continuing Schoolwork and Education at Home, Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis, and a discussion about the Family First Act, which is the emergency legislation to address COVID-19. Show less
UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team | Supporting Individuals with Autism During Uncertain Times
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This 60+ page packet contains information on just about anything a parent and child may need during the coronavirus crisis. There are several printable so...Show more This 60+ page packet contains information on just about anything a parent and child may need during the coronavirus crisis. There are several printable social narratives included. There are also suggestions for apps and websites kids can use to express themselves and be creative as well as information on mindfulness, exercise and more. Show less
Sesame Street and Autism: Coping with COVID-19, a "For Now" Normal
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Sesame Street gives parents ways to discuss the virus, including how to talk about it with a verbal and a non-verbal child. They emphasize focusing on act...Show more Sesame Street gives parents ways to discuss the virus, including how to talk about it with a verbal and a non-verbal child. They emphasize focusing on activities that will remain the same and establishing routines. There are printables as well as advice for parents during this time. Show less
My Token Board App
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A free, easy-to-use token board app that parents can use on their phone when helping their child with autism complete tasks. Adults can use graphics provi...Show more A free, easy-to-use token board app that parents can use on their phone when helping their child with autism complete tasks. Adults can use graphics provided in-app or pay extra to add in their own pictures. Grid size can be changed in order to accomodate how many "tokens" are needed for the child to complete their task, and kids are rewarded with encouraging sounds and sayings upon completion. Show less
Teachers Pay Teachers | Portable Token Board
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A free to download and print token board that can be put on a lanyard. 3- and 5- piece board options with tokens and reward options available. Print, cut out and tape or laminate to use with your child. A free to download and print token board that can be put on a lanyard. 3- and 5- piece board options with tokens and reward options available. Print, cut out and tape or laminate to use with your child. Show less
Superduperinc.com
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This is a simple Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) starter kit. The pack is free and printable and includes 18 color pictures per page that can be cut out and laminated. Pictures are of traditional PECS symbols. This is a simple Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) starter kit. The pack is free and printable and includes 18 color pictures per page that can be cut out and laminated. Pictures are of traditional PECS symbols. Show less
Little Puddins The Autism Educator | Coronavirus Social Story
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A free, printable social story for kids discussing social distancing, what the coronavirus is, how to wash hands and why school is closed. This easy-to-follow story could potentially work for any age child. A free, printable social story for kids discussing social distancing, what the coronavirus is, how to wash hands and why school is closed. This easy-to-follow story could potentially work for any age child. Show less
Little Puddins The Autism Educator | Visual Supports
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More free, colorful boards with visuals that parents can print out and use at home. There is a first/then board, activity board, choice board, token board...Show more More free, colorful boards with visuals that parents can print out and use at home. There is a first/then board, activity board, choice board, token board, and a time limit board with tokens and PECS cards. The site also includes more free printables, activities and suggestions. Show less
Visual Countdown Timer App
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A free visual timer for caregivers to use on their phones. The timer can be set to show a picture being revealed as the timer counts down or up, or can be...Show more A free visual timer for caregivers to use on their phones. The timer can be set to show a picture being revealed as the timer counts down or up, or can be set to hide the picture until the time is up. It has a fun sound at the end with confetti and the picture spins. Also available in Apple's App Store. Show less
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