Here you can find resources that can help families and children with disabilities navigate the COVID-19 crisis at home, school or in the community.
Doctor visits during COVID-19
A short story to help children deal with the fear connected with seeing a doctor wearing a mask and/or face shield.
Author: Tara Tuchel, Speech/language pathologist
Videos for deaf people
Videos for deaf people, who have been marginalized in accessing information (beyond the silent language interpreters at government announcements).
Author: Prof. Claudine Storbeck
The human rights of children with disabilities and impact on neurodevelopment during the COVID-19 pandemic
In this webinar MD Veronica Schiariti from the University of Victoria, Canada, shares materials promoting the rights of children with disabilities during the covid-19 pandemic. The content includes the rights of access remote support and equility during the covid-19 crisis. Some of these materials were recently presented at a short AACPDM e-course.
Author: MD Veronica Schiariti
Disability considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
In this podcast Dr Veronica Schiariti from UVIC, Canada, describes key points of the World Health Organization’s document dedicated to disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak. A special section has been added to include children and youth with disabilities and their families.
Author: MD Veronica Schiariti
Attending your child’s video appointment
Attending your child’s video appointment. A tele-health guide for families.
Author: Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine & The University of Melbourne
How to join online meeting in Microsoft Teams
Instructions for young adults with disability on how to keep in touch with friends, relatives, teachers and therapists during lockdown.
A guide in easy to read language on how to join a Microsoft Teams call.
Author: Inclusion Europe
Caring for children during COVID-19
The Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI) at the National University Hospital has put together resources delivered to support parents and caregivers during the challenging period of COVID – 19. Useful information on caring for children during COVID-19 including preparing children to return to school, a guide to help your children wear a mask, self-care tips for caregivers and many more guides.
Author: Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI), National University Hospital
Covid19 Testing – Visual Guide
Social Story explaining the COVID test procedure for young people with autism who may need to have a test.
Author: As I Am – Ireland’s National Autism Charity & Advocacy Organization
COVID-19: Tips for Supporting Your Child with Intellectual Disability
Tips for parents supporting a child with Intellectual disability at home during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Author: Ireland’s Health Services
My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19
Storybook on COVID for children, “My Hero is You”
Author: Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG)
Parenting in a Pandemic television and podcast series
‘PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC’ – In this television series, founder of the internationally acclaimed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Matthew Sanders and Katrina Blowers along with special guests provide practical and actionable advice to help you steer your household through the COVID crisis. (Episode 10: Helping children with diverse needs)
Authors: Professor Matthew Sanders, The University of Queensland, Australia
Coronavirus – A book for children
„Coronavirus”, a book on COVID for children explaining what the coronavirus is, how you catch the coronavirus, what happens if you catch it, if there is a cure for it , why some places, we normally go to, are closed, what it is like to be at home all the time, what we can do to avoid stress.
Authors: Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, Nia Roberts
Illustrated by: Axel Scheffler
Consultant: Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Coping with Coronavirus
Free picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic.
Authors: Beyond Words, Empowering people through pictures
Your Emergency Plan for COVID-19 – A guide to help you make your own plan
Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) Planning for COVID-19. QDN has been working with the University of Sydney and the Queensland Government on practical tools and information to help you, persons with disability, think through how to make a plan for their own individual needs and situation during COVID-19.
Authors: QDN, Queenslanders with Disability Network
Tolerance for Uncertainty: A COVID – 1 9 Workbook
A Guide to accept your feelings
A great resource dedicated to tolerate distress , and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa, BAYPSYCHOLOGY, Canada
Roll from supine to prone position
An instructional video for parents on how to support a child side rolling.
Polish with English subtitles
Authors: Sylwia Romaniak, Aleksandra Barna, Early Intervention Centre, Polish Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability, Gdansk, Poland
Psychological Survival guide for clinicians
This is a podcast series aiming to support mental health and well-being during this troubling time. Each episode will see host Jan Ní Fhlanagaín talk through a specific issue or topic which could be affecting people’s lives now, gaining insight from those in the know.
Authors: Jan Ní Fhlanagaín, RTE Ireland’s National Public Service Media