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Featured Video of the Week

A guide for things to do during the pandemic for individuals with autism, written by a self-advocate

A guide for things to do during the pandemic for individuals with autism, written by a self-advocate.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Diversions, Mental Health, Resources|

101+ Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy During Coronavirus Closures

A webpage providing a list of activities & links for children to keep busy.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Diversions, General, Resources|

Stay at Home Guide: 100s of Activities & Resource for Families on Pause

A webpage with activities ranging from physically active games to e-learning websites for children at home.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Diversions, Education, General, Resources|

COVID-19 Information and Resources 

Info and links to  self-care kits, health info, financial help, caregiver tips, learning at home, staying active ideas, mental health resources, safety at home, community supports.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Alberta, Children ASD-ID, Diversions, Mental Health, Resources|

What to do while in Isolation, COVID-19 Resource

A resource page with international & local links for online education, entertainment, & activities. Resource from Toronto-based organizations are also provided.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Diversions, Ontario, Resources|

How Nature Therapy can Benefit Children with Disabilities

The article explores how nature therapy can reduce stress levels, increase self-awareness, & help develop sensory skills for children with disabilities.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Diversions, Education, Resources|

List of Resources to Help Us Through COVID-19

This page aggregates links towards health resources, COVID-19 funding, mental health, caregiver tips, First Nation, Metis and Inuit resources, learning at home, activities, and tips for adults.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Diversions, Education, Ontario, Resources|

Activities & Online Resource for Homebound Kids: A Coronavirus Guide

A webpage providing links to live streams, education videos, virtual museums, and other activities for children.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Diversions, General, Resources|

Activities for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Accessible ideas for adults with disabilities, including nature walks, art and crafts, music with an emphasis on their specific benefits.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Diversions, Mental Health, Resources|

List of Resources to Help Us Through COVID19

A resource webpage exploring activities, caregiver tips, financial aid, mental health, First Nations & Inuit resources, and adult resources.

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Diversions, Education, Ontario, Resources|

Gardening – People with Disabilities

This article explores the skills developed through gardening and how to best facilitate this activity  for those with disabilities.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Diversions, Education, General, Resources|

56 Ways for Music to Help When Social Distancing

This webpage provides 5 infographics on how to incorporate music into activities or to promote mental health. The last section specifically provides advice for those with intellectual & neuro-developmental differences.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Diversions, General, Mental Health, Resources|

CIBC Theatre for All: At Home Activities!

This document provides various theatre related crafts, activities, multimedia, & colouring pages.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Diversions, General, Resources|

Online Resources for Individuals And Families Living With ASD During the Covid-19 Pandemic

This page regroups helpful links for all ages: activities, videos, mental health support. It also provides contact info of  family support workers (phone and email).

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Alberta, Diversions, Mental Health, Resources|

Staying Sane at home with your Kiddos: For families with older children and teens

Info, ideas, activities, online learning opportunities  and testimonies about staying at home with older children and adolescents on the spectrum.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Alberta, Diversions, Education, Resources|

Art Activities & Games

A resource page with links to other pages/videos of art activities & games.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Diversions, Resources|

School of Strength

Workout made accessible: clear instructions, warm ups, flexibility exercises, fitness videos, nutritional advice and more.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Diversions, Education, Resources|

Bored at Home? Here’s a Massive List of Museums, Zoos, and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

A webpage providing links to virtual tours, museums, & attractions.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Diversions, General, Resources|

UNC team creates online toolkit for those supporting individuals with autism during COVID-19 epidemic

Helpful practical strategies in  an autism-focused COVID-19 Toolkit, Introduces strategies such as social narratives, task analysis and strategies for calming.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Diversions, Education, Resources|

82 Summer Activities for Families with Special Needs

A list of 82 activities divided into a different category for each day of the week.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Diversions, Resources|

A Video by Scottish Commission for Learning Disability Part 2

A video by Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) to help you relax during stressful time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 21st, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Diversions, Mental Health|

COVID-19 Germs Experiment for Kids

This youtube video uses items found in a kitchen to demonstrate the importance of hand-washing. Steps are provided for parents & children to carry out this experiment together.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Diversions, General, Resources|

Many Benefits of Sensory Gardens

An article for parents that describes how to plant your own sensory garden and how each element can be designed to stimulate each of the senses for their children.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Diversions, Education, Resources|

30 ideas to entertain yourself during social distancing

30 ideas and  even more links  to entertain yourself during social distancing: streaming services, activities, games, online learning, virtual tours.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Diversions, Education, Resources|

A Stay-At-Home Guide for Kids with FASD

An interactive, printable guidebook for children with FASD to organize and plan activities that contribute to their well-being

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Diversions, Resources|