Category Archives for "COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism"

Top support for parents of autistic children during the COVID-19 pandemic, including social stories and visual schedules. Discover expert tips and coping strategies for autism families throughout quarantine. Learn the best ways to deal with heightened anxieties, the benefits of teletherapy for mental health, how to foster communication with an ASD child, plus sought after educational advice.

Helping your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be Physically Active and Reduce Stress at Home

Helping your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be Physically Active and Reduce Stress at Home

Exercise, both high energy and stress reducing physical activity, is one of the most underutilized and cost-effective interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is particularly important with children staying home during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place edicts by governors all across the U.S.  Interestingly, a recent survey through SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research) […]

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Helping Individuals with Autism Who Rely Heavily on Visual Supports During Quarantine

Helping Individuals with Autism Who Rely Heavily on Visual Supports During Quarantine

All individuals with autism process visual information more effectively than verbal supports; however, some individuals rely heavily on visual supports to understand language and express themselves. These individuals often require visual supports that are individualized to them, making pre-made visual supports less helpful to their families and support staff. The following article will help families […]

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The Many Ways Quarantine Can Impact Your Child with Autism

The Many Ways Quarantine Can Impact Your Child with Autism

Children all over the world are currently involved in “lockdown” situations in their communities. How can you help your child with autism spectrum disorder and others deal with these situations more effectively? Electronic communication Not all students with autism have access to technology at home. As a parent, you should contact your child’s school principal […]

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Home Together: Navigating COVID-19 and Disrupted Routines With Your ASD Child

Navigating COVID-19 and Disrupted Routines With Your ASD Child

Even as households worldwide self-isolate to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’re the furthest thing from isolated when it comes to what we’re experiencing—starting from the shared stress and concern we’re feeling amid such significant upheaval and uncertainty. For families with a child on the autism spectrum, these times can be uniquely concerning. Disruption […]

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Autism Science Foundation President Shares the Best Ways to Manage COVID-19

Autism Science Foundation President Share the Best Ways to Manage COVID-19

Autism families have been significantly affected by the changes the COVID-19 quarantine has brought, so we reached out to Alison Singer, Co-Founder and President of the Autism Science Foundation, for expert guidance. Adapting to new routines while quarantined has been challenging for most families. From providing the support parents need to reduce anxieties to advice […]

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Supporting Kids With Autism During the Pandemic and Required Social Distancing

Supporting Kids With Autism During the Pandemic and Required Social Distancing

Supporting ourselves and one another during this global pandemic is unprecedented territory for most of us. But for autism families, the ability to adapt to the changes a quarantine brings can be extra challenging. Many individuals with autism already struggle to manage and regulate their emotions. How do we support them through this time? First […]

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Ways Teletherapy Can Help Educate Children With Autism During the COVID19 Crisis

Ways Teletherapy Can Help Your ASD Child During the Coronavirus Crisis

Back on March 13, 2020, a realization started to settle over this country as to what the actual impact COVID-19 (coronavirus) was going to have on all our communities. Since that time, people have been practicing “social distancing.” Schools have shut down, the expectations of the family unit have changed (especially those with children in […]

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