Resources for Supporting Your Child with ASD during coronavirus Pandemic


WEBINAR FOR FAMILIES

K-CART hosted a webinar entitled “Managing the Coronavirus as an Individual with ASD or Caregiver" on Friday, April 10. A panel of psychologists and parents shared expert guidance and tips, and provided practical examples for structuring life during school closures.

 

 

Skylar Bellinger, PhD Visual Supports and Practical Strategies to Promote Consistency at Home (PDF)
Leni Swails, PhD Emotional Regulation for the Whole Family
Rene Jamison, PhD Staying (or Getting) Connected at a Distance

For questions or assistance contact:

Sean Swindler
Kansas Center For Autism Research and Training
913-897-8471, e-mail sswindler@ku.edu

or

Stephanie Coleman
Kansas LEND Family Support Coordinator
913-588-5741, e-mail scoleman3@kumc.edu

FAMILY RESOURCES

Autism Society resource list

Autism Speaks resource list

Families Together, Inc. comprehensive Covid-19 resource guide for families of children with ASD and intellectual and developmental disabilities

Covid 19 Preparations for medically complex families

3-minute video playlist and handouts by Kansas LEND on coping and adapting during COVID-19

SOCIAL STORIES FOR UNDERSTANDING THE CORONAVIRUS

A series of great modules on working with your child with ASD or I/DD during lockdown

Social Story from Carol Gray on pandemics and the Corona Virus

My Social Distancing Story, from Easter Seals

RESOURCES ON EDUCATION GUIDELINES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Kansas Dept of Special Education guidance on students with IEPs due to school closures

US Department of Education Q&A on Covid-19 specifically about students with IEPs

STATE RESOURCES FOR STAYING UP TO DATE WITH GUIDELINES

Kansas Department of Disability and Aging Services (KDADS) Covid Resource page - Up to date Kansas specific information for Kansans who are a part of Medicaid Waivers, including I/DD Waiver and Autism Waiver

Kansas Dept of Health and Environment Covid Resource Center - Up to date Kansas specific information on Covid 19

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Behavioral Health Center for Excellence resources for ABA providers

Autism Resources from the Council of Autism Service Providers

Talking with Children about Covid-19, information from the CDC

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is offering free membership until May 31st - CEC members have access to resources, including a recent webinar, “Teacher Special Education Online During COVID-19,” and an online special education community.

GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home!  - This website offers free movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos that students can engage in at home. It also provides downloadable curricular activities and an app that is accessible via web, iOS, Android, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and Roku.