Information for parents of children with needs

The Council for Disabled Children have pulled together a list of helpful resources to support parents through the current situation which will be creating a lot of anxiety and stress for families, especially if schools close for extended periods of time. The following information may be useful to professionals and families:

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff:

Mencap – Easy Read guide to Coronavirus:

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing:

Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing:

Carers UK – Guidance for carers:

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic:

Amaze – information pack for parents

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education which can be accessed via the following link:

We will be adding to this post as more resources come to light – please check back for updates.