Learn How to Reduce Challenges in Wearing PPE

Wondering how to best prepare your child for the upcoming school year and potential personal protective equipment (PPE) challenges?  
Join us on Tuesday, June 30th at 4pm EST, to hear experts from Children's Specialized Hospital share information and resources on how to manage potential PPE challenges. We will discuss best practices handling masks, hand washing, and social distancing in children and adults with ASD, and provide educational resources and OT techniques to help deal with sensory issues around PPE.
To register for free, click here.

Missed the First Round of Pivot Grants?
Applications for Second Round Now Open 
We are ready and eager to provide additional COVID-19 Pivot Grants.  
This round will be targeted at early career investigators (scientists currently pursuing a doctoral degree to those up to seven years post-doctorate). Interested scientists must submit a proposal including a summary of how the grant will be used to adapt an existing project in response to Covid-19.  
The application period will close on July 15th. For additional information and to access the RFA, click here.
Supporting Your Child's Learning in  
Everyday Activities  
On Tuesday, June 30th at 1pm EST, ASF and Autism Navigator are co-hosting a webinar for families of children 1-8 years of age who are concerned about their child's social communication development or possible autism spectrum disorder.  
This free webinar will review what it takes to learn to talk - the gestures, sounds, actions and more; and how to best support your child's learning in everyday activities.
To register for free, click here.  
We Need Your Help!  
Share Your Experiences with Telehealth 
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do almost everything-including how we receive our medical care.  
ASF recently partnered with UCLA to examine the needs of families with serious developmental disabilities. Now we are working with the  Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) to learn more about your experiences with telehealth, including positive and negative experiences, or no experiences at all.  
CNF will use this data to provide resources for both caregivers and providers, and help find ways to advocate so that you and your family get the quality of medical care you deserve. If you have any questions about this survey or CNF in general, please email programs@childneurologyfoundation.org.  
To participate in the survey, click here. This survey will close on July 17.