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.
My Son Has Autism. Here’s The Routine We Have To Adjust To The New Normal
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.
What to Do When Your Child on the Autism Spectrum’s Routine Is Disrupted by the Coronavirus
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.
5 Coronavirus Coping Tips for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum
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.
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).
Employment Infographic Resource: Are you being laid off from work?
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.
Respite Services COVID-19 Update for Families & Respite Workers
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).
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.
A communication rights toolkit by Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) explaining communication rights, tips on advocating for those rights, and provides an accommodation request form to bring to the hospital.
A tip sheet by Ontario Caregiver for caregiver mental health
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.