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Supporting autistic young people and their families during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Supporting autistic young people and their families during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Thu 9 Apr 2020 4:50pm

As many of you will know, April is Autism Awareness Month, but this year it is very different.

We are well aware of the disruption Coronoavirus has caused to our daily lives. This crisis is also having a profound effect on children and young people with autism and their families. Many, already deeply affected by isolation, anxiety and financial hardship, will struggle to cope with what the coming months may bring.  

We've developed a series of resources for families and autistic young people to help you manage anxiety and adjust to self-isolation at this challenging and uncertain time.  

Download our tips for autistic young people on managing health anxiety 

Download our tips for families on managing health anxiety 

Download our weekly planner [editable template]

Download our daily planner [editable template]

Download our daily routine planner [editable template] 

I'd love to hear what our Talk about Autism community members are thinking, feeling and experiencing during this very unusual time. How are you coping? Do you have any tips that would be useful to other community members? Are you feeling frustrated and want to talk to like-minded people?

Whatever it is, feel free to contribute to this thread or start your own.

Best wishes and stay safe

Marie

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  • Natasha_AaA's picture

    Hello,

    We know that families with autism are still struggling during the Coronavirus crisis.

    From speaking to families, carers and young people we recognise the challenges you are facing everyday. So, we've pulled together some sources of support to help you with important issues, including supporting positive mental health, understanding self-regulation, reducing behaviors that challenge and finding legal support.

    As we continue to produce information, advice and guidance, let us know how else we can support you by filling in our short survey.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

    Natasha

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