The Department of Education has published a Q&A focused on providing services to children with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak, which can be downloaded
The National Council on Severe Autism
has created an online event for parents and caregivers to share stories, concerns, advice, and questions. Their guest commentators Lee Wachtel, MD, Medical Director, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Alycia Halladay, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Autism Science Foundation, joined NCSA President Jill Escher and Vice President Feda Almaliti in leading the discussion. Topics included everything from hand washing to mommy guilt during this time. You can view the recorded
The Center for Discovery has shared great ideas for indoor and outdoor activities for families in the time of coronavirus. Click
National Autism Association
has put together an excellent list of resources including teaching tools for kids, tips for caregivers and how to practice social distancing. Click
for their list.
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to take a virtual tour of famous museums around the world and
for a virtual field trip lesson plan.
Tamika Cody from News10 in Tampa interviewed local experts about
things you can do at home
with kids with autism during this challenging time, including dealing with playdates and boredom.
For a full list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures,
Handling co-morbid conditions during the crisis:
The Autism Science Foundation's most recent podcast, hosted by ASF CSO Dr. Alycia Halladay, has great tips for handling your child's crisis-related anxiety. You can
Infectious disease expert Dr. Stanley Plotkin says epilepsy does not increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus, nor does it add additional risk to someone who is diagnosed.
Facebook live stream
on COVID-19 with neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Loeb, neuroimmunologist Dr. Michael Carrithers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and pediatric neurologist Dr. Douglas R. Nordli from UChicago Medicine.
The Epilepsy Foundation
with Patty Osborne Shafer, RN, MN, Jacqueline French, MD and Elaine Wirrell, MD. A Facebook live in Spanish aired on Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m. ET with Angel Hernandez, MD and Joe Sirven, MD who answered questions from their Spanish-speaking community.
Medicaid rules, waivers and changes
BCBA Molly Reilly will share some basic tips and ideas for managing behavior while your child is quarantined.
Autism Education Attorney Gary Mayerson will share information about how to work with your school district to ensure your child's IEP is being implemented appropriately.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Erin Lopes will provide guidance on what to do if your family member with autism is diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized.
Autism Society of America
Facebook Live series
dedicated to providing relevant, COVID-19 information for the autism community. The weekly broadcast will feature an expert discussing specific topics like mental health, federal emergency funding, and financial planning.
has put together a comprehensive list of resources for the autism community organized by topic including for families, for educators and health professionals, non-english resources and WHO guidance for the public. Find the list
Green Mountain self-advocates has written a social story about managing symptoms. You can find it
Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM) has published a
called Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times.
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