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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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

COVID-19 Vaccine Questions – Animated Explainer

This animated video answers some common questions around the Covid-19 Vaccine.

https://aidecanada.ca/learn/asd-id-core-knowledge/covid-19-vaccine-questions---animated-explainer
May 20th, 2021|Categories: 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

COVID-19 Hospital Transfer Form

Information and copies of the COVID-19 Hospital Transfer form for family members and/or caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This form would help communicate important information to hospital staff and what the individual needs during the hospital visit.

https://ddprimarycare.surreyplace.ca/tools-2/covid-19-tools/covid-19-hospital-transfer-form/
February 18th, 2021|Categories: Adolescents ASD-ID, Adult ASD-ID, B.C., 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: |

Webinar | Think About It: Mental Health and Stigma

A webinar/video on how to support the health of people with developmental disabilities during COVID-19

February 18th, 2021|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Fireside Chat with Dr. Ullanda Niel: Your COVID-19 Questions Answered

A webinar/video about Q&A related to COVID-19 with Dr. Ullanda Niel

February 18th, 2021|Categories: Adult ASD-ID, General, Resources|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

An info-graphic on social distancing

An info-graphic on social distancing.

September 8th, 2020|Categories: 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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: , |