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Supporting people with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum and their families

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we have collected some useful resources, website links and advice that people and their families can use during this time of changes. 

Supporting people with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum and their families
20 May 2020

Supporting people with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum and their families during Covid-19

The coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on everyone. Social distancing means that our normal daily lives and routines have changed.

This is hard for everyone, but we know that for some people with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum and their families this can make things really challenging.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we have collected some useful resources, website links and advice that people and their families can use during this time of changes. 

Links to easy read information and advice on coronavirus: 

Supporting your mental health 

Useful links for people on the autism spectrum and their families:

  • The National Autistic Society has a lot of useful information on coronavirus, support available and tips
  • The National Autistic Society has also pulled together a list of useful resources and links here. 

Support for staff:

  • Top ten tips for staff supporting patients with learning disabilities or autism during COVID-19 (King’s Health Partners).

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