Covid-19 Resources

Resources related to COVID-19 specifically tailored to those living with ASD/ID and their families.
On this page you will find tipsheets, instructional toolkits, financial tools, and many other helpful resources.

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What is the Coronavirus?

A comic book for children that provides details on the symptoms, progression, hygiene practices, social changes (i.e., school closure), & emotions related to COVID-19. 

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

COVID-19 Navigation Guide

A webpage with plenty of links to resources & guides. Topics explored include: learning about & explaining COVID-19, safe practices, dealing with anxiety and uncertainty, and taking care of one’s mental health.

May 6th, 2020|Categories: B.C., Children ASD-ID, Mental Health, Resources|

My Son Has Autism. Here’s The Routine We Have To Adjust To The New Normal

This HuffingtonPost article shares the personal story of one parent and provies 6 pieces of advice for others in similar situations.

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Resources|

A COVID-19 guide written in plain language about staying home

A COVID-19 guide written in plain language about staying home, and staying connected.

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

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus

This article discusses how much information on COVID-19 a parent should disclose, common questions children may have, and how to reassure children while modelling calmness.

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

How to Talk to Kids About the Novel Coronavirus Without Scaring Them

This news article explores how parents can navigate conversations on COVID-19, model positive behaviour, and keep track of their child’s mental well-being.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Education, General, Mental Health, 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|

COVID-19 Information By & For People With Disabilities

An easy to read PDF for individuals to iunderstand general information about COVID-19, proper hygiene practices, and how to navigate related changes.

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

A list of resources for COVID-19, developed by Autistics United Canada

A list of resources for COVID-19, developed by Autistics United Canada.

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

Supporting Our Community

Presentation of a survey about how the Ontario Autism Program can best serve its community during the COVID-19 crisis and links toward online services currently available.

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

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention & Control in Schools

This UNICEF report provides guidelines and recommendations for parents and education staff/administration which focus on reducing rates of transmission in school settings.

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

“COVIBOOK”

This art/colouring book features illustrations that explain what COVID19 is to children. Versions in over 25 languages are available as well.

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

Tips on how to clean your home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tips on how to clean your home during the COVID-19 pandemic from The New York Times.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Education, General, Resources|

Social Stories for Kids About COVID-19

This page describes how to use age-appropriate “social stories” educate children on COVID-19. 4 links to different social stories are provided.

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

Coronavirus Plain Language Glossary Words To Know

Plain language glossary synthesizing main expressions used by the media to communicate about COVID-19. Also includes advice about daily life.

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

How to Talk to your Kids About the COVID-19 Outbreak

This article explores when to broach the subject, how to facilitate the initial conversation, and what key topics to bring up.

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

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|

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|

A YouTube video by Oregon Department of Human Services on COVID-19

A YouTube video by Oregon Department of Human Services on COVID-19 and how to protect yourself.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, 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|

Dealing with COVID19 – Resource for special educators, therapists, & families

This site is a compilation of videos and graphics referenced from other sources, covering a wide range of topics related to COVID19.

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Education, Resources|

Autism Yukon Interactive Discussion

Starting on May 19th, Autism Yukon, in partnership with the Sinneave Family Foundation, is launching an online interactive discussion for parents, youth, and young adults exploring the unique challenges of the transition to adulthood. Spots are limited.

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

An article written by an individual on the spectrum on social distancing

An article written by an individual on the spectrum on social distancing and the strengths of individuals with autism.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Education, Resources|

Monthly Blog Post About COVID-19 by Dr. Yona Lunksy

A monthly blog post about COVID-19 by Dr. Yona Lunksy from Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD).

August 21st, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Caregivers, Resources|

How coronavirus is affecting kids on the spectrum and their parents (in quarantine)

A news-story of families with a child with ASD & some tips on how to manage changes.

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

Talking with Chidlren About Coronavirus Disease 2019

This article for parents & professionals explores general principles for talking with children and important facts about COVID-19 to include in the discussion.

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

How to Care for a Person with COVID-19 at Home: Advice for Caregivers

A Public Health Agency of Canada website with practice advice on reducing risks of transmission for caregivers.

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

COVID-19 & Autism: Keep Calm and Self-Regulate On

Theresa Hedley whose adult son Erik has ASD talks about how they have been working on self-regulation during the COVID-19 crisis.

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

How COVID-19 May Impact Your Mental Health and How To Cope

Helpful info and tips about mental heath and coping with uncertainty during a crisis. The page also provides links towards testimonies and external resources.

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

Coronavirus – Staying Safe

An easy to read infographic for children, that discusses the similarity of COVID-19 to the flu alongside handwashing practices.

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

At-Home Tools for Parents of Autistic Children

A National Geographic article on practice steps parents can take to support their children with ASD.

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

COVID-19 – Autism Nova Scotia Programs and Services Update

General information about Autism Nova Scotia closures and available resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, Resources|

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

The article provides guidance for parents on how to navigate the initial conversations with their child about COVID-19 and how to maintain clear communication afterwards.

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

How to wash hands properly to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by the Government of Canada

How to wash hands properly to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by the Government of Canada. This resources includes visual references.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Education, General, Resources|

COVID-19 Information and Mental Health Resources

Links  towards COVID-19 related information and mental health support services in Alberta.

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

Supporting your child with a neurodevelopmental disorder through the COVID-19 crisis

This article provides parents strategies and communication skills to help children cope. Hyperlinks to cartoons, stories, & videos are provided to help parents explain.

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

Supporting Children With Autism During the Coronavirus Outbreak

This article from the Child Mind Institute discusses emergency planning, routines/schedules, environmental arranging, & maintaining progress.

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

A social-story on how to talk to Indigenous children about COVID-19

A social story directed towards Indigenous families called “My COVID-19 Story: A social-story on how to talk to children about COVID-19” by the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.

August 17th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, General, Indigenous, Mental Health, Resources|

A policy statement by the Ontario Human Rights Commission on a human rights based approach to manage the COVID-19 pandemic

A policy statement by the Ontario Human Rights Commission on a human rights based approach to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Adult ASD-ID, Caregivers, Resources|Tags: , |

COVID-19 Resource for Canadian Youth with Disabilities, Their Families, & Support Teams

A webpage with links to general COVID-19 information, leisure activities, online community to join, and other educational materials.

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

Autism, Anxiety, & COVID19

A webinar/video presentation exploring special considerations for those with ASD in the midst of COVID-19.

May 6th, 2020|Categories: B.C., Children ASD-ID, Mental Health, Resources|

How to Explain a Global Health Crisis to Children with Autism

A webpage for parents/caregivers describing important considerations for effective communication with children who have ASD.

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

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|

Autism Yukon Facebook

The Facebook post is presenting Autism Yukon crisis support via phone or email. Their coordinates are visible on the short video also reminding that they are still providing services.

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

Talking to your child about tragedy: Six tips for the autism community

Six tips for talking to your child about tragedy by Autism Speaks.

August 17th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Resources|

Employment Infographic Resource: Are you being laid off from work?

Employment infographic about what happens when one is laid off work: what it means right now, what to expect and where to look for help.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, 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|

Post-Secondary Students Resources

Tips for supporting your post-secondary child in their studies, guide on completing School Work & Studying at Home, navigating the BrightSpace software, PASS Parents Handbook, how to use Moodle (MSVU).

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, Resources|

How do you talk about COVID-19 to people with intellectual disabilities?

How to talk about COVID-19 without creating unnecessary fear. What  to say and not to say to provide clear information about the current situation.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Education, Mental Health, 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|

An article by Dr. Anthony Bailey

An article by Dr. Anthony Bailey (Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia) on supporting indivduals with autism and their families during COVID-19.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Adult ASD-ID, Caregivers, Children ASD-ID, Resources|

Tune in Tuesdays – A Mindfulness Group for Autistic Adults & Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This webpage provides info on weekly online mediation sessions as well the organizer’s contact.

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

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

This article offers 3 steps to navigate a conversation about COVID-19 with children and 4 ways to encourage good hygiene practice.

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child

This webpage describes ways to navigate the conversation on COVID-19 and special considerations for parents.

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

Miriam Assessment Intervention Programs Videoconferencing Consultation Service

Real-time videoconferencing between the Miriam clinicians and the caregivers participating in this project will approximate the same high-quality service as those offered in a face-to-face setting.

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Québec, Resources|

COVID-19 Information & Resource

This webpage by Autism Speaks Canada explores general information on COVID-19, hygiene practices, caring for someone who has been infected, handling school closures, and other national resources.

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

Tools & Resources for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Washing hands tips and tricks for children and lots of resources to keep the children busy during the lockdown: virtual field trips, educational, fun and physical activities.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, Resources|

A YouTube video by Dr. Peter Vermuelen offering tips about how to deal with some of the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic

A YouTube video by Dr. Peter Vermuelen offering tips about how to deal with some of the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Adult ASD-ID, Caregivers, Children ASD-ID, 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|

PAFN Facebook Page

Facebook Homepage of the Pacific Autism Family Network. General information and latest updates.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, B.C., Resources|

Miriam Foundation Facebook

During these unprecedented events, the Miriam Foundation is stepping up to provide assistance for the families of the Miriam Assessment Intervention community. Sessions would happen through videoconferencing at a reduced rate (1 hour for $ 50).

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

Household Checklist by Ohio’s Department of Health

Household checklist to prepare for an outbreak of infectious disease by Ohio’s Department of Health.

August 17th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Children General, General, Resources|

6 Ways to Support Children with Autism During the Pandemic

A health blog post by the University of Michigan, exploring 6 practice ways to support children with autism.

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Education, Mental Health, 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|

Coping with Covid-19 A “For Now” Normal

Coping with COVID-19: A ‘For-Now’ Normal”: This article discusses ways to explain COVID19 to verbal & non-verbal children, including what will change/stay the same, how to embrace change, and self-care.

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

OAP Information Sessions

Information about the Ontario Autism Program: general orientation and related services currently available online.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, 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|

Strategies to Support Teens & Young Adults With Autism Spectrtum Disorder During COVID-19

This webpage provides information on how COVID-19 affects those with ASD differently, as well as 7 concrete. strategies to providing support.

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

Education Scholarships

Information about the Ontario Education Scholarships, currently on hold.

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

COVID-19 Outbreak and Autism Related Resources

COVID-10 Outbreak Resource : Employment and funding, family support & respite, student resources, tech resources, housing resources, adult resources.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, 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|

Tenants’ Resources: Rent & Eviction during COVID-19

Legal information about housing rights and support for people in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, Resources|

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|

An app to support individuals with autism to understand and self-manage anxiety

An app to support individuals with autism to understand and self-manage anxiety.

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

COVID-19 Mythbusters by the World Health Organization (WHO)

COVID-19 Mythbusters by the World Health Organization (WHO). This website explores facts and myths related to COVID-19.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Education, General, Resources|

Teaching handwashing to Children with a Developmental Disability

This webpage provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to prompt/establish proper hand hygiene practices.

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

Advice for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in the Era of COVID-19

This is an article by the American Psychological Association for parents, which provides readers with strategies to minimize stress, communicate effectively, and reassure one’s child.

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

Supporting Children and Youth with Autism and Intellectual Disability and their Families during COVID-19

A webpage by AIDE Canada that provides an infographic alongside an in-depth look at how to manage during the pandemic

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Education, Mental Health, Resources|

Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times

This PDF is a 60-page comprehensive document that provides info on understanding COVID19, expression, coping & calming skills, routine building/management, fostering connections, and changing behaviours.

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Education, Mental Health, Resources|

Information about COVID-19 and people with disabilities in Canada by the Government of Canada

Information about COVID-19 and people with disabilities in Canada by the Government of Canada.

September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Adult ASD-ID, Caregivers, Resources|Tags: |

COVID-19 Response: Considerations for Chidlren & Adults with Disabilities

This article discusses how adults & children with disabilities may be disproportionately at risk. Suggestions for how to minimize risk at a person, organizational, and societal level are provided.

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

Adult Resources

Supporting Adults with Autism through Uncertain Times, Mental health resources, daily living resources, social connectedness resource, and COVID-19 resources. Autism Focused Intervention Resource and Modules (AFRIM) – resource book for adults with ASD.

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

An info-graphic on social distancing

An info-graphic on social distancing.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Education, General, Resources|

Navigating COVID-19 When Your Child / Youth has a Disability

A general resources page non-specific to any one disability. ASD has its own section that discusses resources, transitions, education, strategies, and more.

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Education, Resources|

Coronavirus Social Story

A video intended to help families support individuals with ASD, to understand COVID-19, practice better hygiene, & address anxieties.

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

Respite Services COVID-19 Update for Families & Respite Workers

General good practice and health advice during the COVID-19 crisis, targeted at families and caregivers.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, Resources|

Staying at home during Coronavirus

Plain language information about COVID-19,  good practice to prevent the propagation of the virus as well as activities ideas.

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Helping Kids with Autism Cope

This article describes how parents can help their child with ASD understand COVID-19 and adjust to changes.

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

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|

5 Coronavirus Coping Tips for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum

This article provides parents with 5 ways to support their child with autism.

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

Financial Aid Support for Students During COVID-19

Legal information about financial help available for students by university.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, Resources|

This article was written as a collaboration between the Adult Autistic and Medical Communities

This article was written as a collaboration between the Adult Autistic and Medical Communities. It contains advice and resources for autistic individuals related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, 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|

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|

Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Information about closures and remote services currently available for individuals and families, phone lines for children and adults.

May 7th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, B.C., Resources|

Our Great Big List of COVID-19 for Autistic People

This page provides resources and links on communication, coping skills, online meetups, how to self-advocate, financial aid, and tips for parents/caregivers.

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

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Answering your Questions 10 videos

A YouTube playlist by Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD) on COVID-19 and answering common questions.

August 21st, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Caregivers, Resources|

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

A Public Health Agency of Canada Website with general information on COVID-19 relating to current events, personal health, financial/economic support, & safety considerations.

May 1st, 2020|Categories: Adolescents General, Children ASD-ID, Education, General, Resources|

An overview of the rights of, and challenges faced by, persons with disabilities in Canada during COVID-19 by The Library of Parliament

An overview of the rights of, and challenges faced by, persons with disabilities in Canada during COVID-19 by The Library of Parliament.

September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Adult ASD-ID, Caregivers, Resources|Tags: , |

A blog post from a self-advocate on their thoughts during quarantine

A blog post from a self-advocate on their thoughts during quarantine.

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

Supporting Individuals on The Autism Spectrum during COVID-19

Advice about mental health support during the COVID-19 crisis. Targets how to deal with change and job uncertainty.

May 8th, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Nova Scotia, 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: Children General, Education, Resources|

Tips provided by the World Health Organization on how to cope with stress about COVID-19

Tips provided by the World Health Organization on how to cope with stress about COVID-19.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: General, Mental Health, 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|

CID: Videos: Look After your Mental Health

Videos about staying well and safe during COVID-19.

August 21st, 2020|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, Caregivers, 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|

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|

What to Do When Your Child on the Autism Spectrum’s Routine Is Disrupted by the Coronavirus

This article provides 3 practice tips for parents on managing changes and uncertainty.

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Children ASD-ID, Mental Health, Resources|

A Twitter Question and Answer hub

A Twitter Question and Answer hub where youth and their family can ask questions about disabilities and COVID-19.

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