Video: What You Need TO Know About COVID-19

Video: What You Need TO Know About COVID-19 (Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

Resource Listing

I have to give credit the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Intellectual Disability and Autism; Disability Rights, Pennsylvania; Autism Society of America; Autism Connection of PA, The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN), and Autism Speaks for the linkage to much of the content that they have shared and in turn kept the chain rolling, so to speak.

Coronavirus Information

Understanding CDC COVID-19 Community Levels

Statwewide Autism Resources

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times (AFIRM)

COVID-19 Related Social Stories

Vaccine Information

Plain Language

Explaining Social Distancing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends social distancing to taper the current pandemic. Here are some resources on social distancing for individuals and professionals. If you need additional resources in understanding this concept, one of the following recommendations may help.

Other COVID-19 Related Resources

Mental Health

School & Learning

Modifying Routines

The sudden change to telework and virtual learning has required many of us to make drastic, unplanned changes to our daily routines.

Schedule Changes

  • Use social stories to explain changes to routines and/or social situations (usage of pictures, props, or symbols may be helpful) 
  • Allot extra time in your schedule to accommodate changes
  • Use time tables, clocks and charts to explain what times schedule changes will occur 
  • Make small changes as an initial change, to avoid feeling overwhelmed
  • Reward flexibility 
  • Create a calm down or decompression routine

Contact your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about receiving regularly scheduled medical care

Food & Nutrition


Staying Connected