COVID19 and autism

Many autistic people and their families are missing out on many services. We have put useful links that maybe of interest for you. We will try to update the information, please check the websites for further information.

 

National Autistic Society - The latest guidance on coronavirus and usefulinformation. https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

 

Advice for councils and care providers as the government works to delay the spread of COVID-19. https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Rightsnet - Reviewed daily during the coronavirus outbreak. Check back for the latest social welfare law updates.

https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/covid19

 

 

NHS England and NHS Improvements - 26 page pdf

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/guidance-managing-capacity-and-demand-within-inpatient-and-community-mental-health-learning-disabilities-and-autism-services-for-all-ages/

 

 

A FREE information book explaining the coronavirus to children 5 to 9 years old, illustrated by Gruffalo, illustrator Axel Scheffler https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

 

 

The Corona Virus Free Print Out
Making sure that all reading material is easier to read and understand.
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Widgit - Critical Care COVID19 Communication Chart
This symbol board was created to help medical staff to communicate quickly and easily with patients who are critically ill due to Covid-19. Check out Widit
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I am Autistic - Free print out
The National Autistic Society supporting you during this time, whether you need more information about how to deal with coronavirus changes or to connect you to other people for support. In this time of social isolation, it is important to stay connected in different ways. Why don’t you join our online community? The Community is our discussion forum for autistic people, their families and other wider networks. It’s free to join and a great way to share experiences and advice.

If you need support or information, please contact our helpline or supporter care team
In case you or your loved one needs to attend hospital, you can download our Health Passport. The passport is designed to help autistic people to communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
I-am-autistic-A5-PRINT.pdf
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APPAGA & Autism Act Inquiry Report
From NAS Website: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA) held a reception this week (3 March 2020) to celebrate 10 years of the Autism Act and highlight the work that still needs to be done to make society work for autistic people. The MPs who attended pledged to help improve support and services for autistic people and their families.

A recent APPGA inquiry, in which we supported, showed that autistic people and their families in England still aren’t getting enough support. The inquiry set out what the Government needs to include in its new autism strategy, which it is set to publish in the spring.
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A2ndvoice are Wellbeing Champions for Hungry Little Minds will be running SEND/Autism Support Groups for under 5's