Autism Anxiety and Covid-19

A few useful sites for the parents of children with Autism currently

Some are aimed at parents but there is also some useful information for Young People 

1.   Make sure to take care of yourself. Remember the airline safety briefing that tells adults to "put on your own oxygen mask before helping others"? Well, it turns out that the saying applies to challenging or traumatic experiences and children's well-being too. Children cope better when their parents are resilient and have strong social supports.

2.   Try to establish a "new normal" in terms of daily routines. Children tend to like predictability and routines, and it can be tricky without school to structure the day. It might help to make a daily schedule while schools are closed so that kids know what will happen during the day and when it will happen.

This advice has been shared from communication with:

Alison Sutch

Childrens Complex Care Nurse

Individual Commissioning Team

NHS Halton CCG

Runcorn Town Hall, Heath Road, Runcorn WA7 5TD