COVID-19 has been in Canada for some time now and the news and social media continue to report on its impact in every province. This website, focused on individuals with autism and intellectual disability, has compiled information and resources to support individuals and their families. Every child, youth and young adult needs support from parents or caregivers during times of stress and uncertainty, such as those we are experiencing right now with COVID-19. And parents and caregivers need support. We all need each other as we walk through these challenging days.
Those with autism and intellectual disability may be having an especially difficult time during these times. They may face concerns like everyone else, but may also encounter particular challenges related to understanding, communication, difficulty learning new terms or requirements, managing these challenges along with other health issues or concerns, and coping with changes in routine. These challenges can be even harder during a time like this.
It is important to respond to the unique needs of children, youth and adults by providing resources, support, and public health information. We hope the resources on this website are helpful.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT RESOURCES HAS BEEN COLLECTED FOR RAPID SHARING ON THIS WEBSITE. THE INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19 AND RESOURCES TO CANADIANS IS SHIFTING FREQUENTLY. PLEASE CHECK FOR RESOURCES IN YOUR AREA, AS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THIS INFORMATION. WE WILL ATTEMPT TO UPDATE THIS SITE REGULARLY DURING THE PANDEMIC, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONFIRM THE ACCURACY AND CURRENCY OF INFORMATION IN CONSIDERING AND ACCESSING RESOURCES.
Information from the Government of Canada about COVID-19:
The Government of Canada is focused on providing Canadians with current information on COVID 19. If you are interested in the Government of Canada’s most recent information, click on each of these topics to be redirected to the Government of Canada’s website:
Information from the Provinces and Territories:
If you are seeking information specific to your province or territory, select the provincial / territorial button. Here you will find:
Provincial information links
Current restrictions for each province/territory
Provincial resource lists and help line information.
Description of Provincial/Territorial Resources related to COVID-19
Caregivers Alberta is here to support you through this difficult and uncertain time. We recognize that as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve that there can be heightened feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation. Caregivers Alberta is still open and we will continue to offer support to ALL Albertans through our Caregiver Support Line and online programming.