This is a difficult and unprecedented time for families. Even more so for families who rely on the structure and routine of schools, public programming, or service providers who may now currently be operating virtually or not at all. HANDS in Autism® has a variety of resources available to help you navigate this time with your children or those you are caring for.
Join-Ask-Share with HANDS in Autism® : Open Office Hours
Join us online for a question and answer session on Tuesday or Thursday, from 3:30-5:00pm EST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Join online via ZOOM
Strategies and Supports from HANDS
HANDS in Autism® is preparing a series of supports designed to aid topics such as:
- Social Narratives
- How to handle stress about COVID 19 (coming soon)
- Strategy in Practice – Coronavirus and Staying Healthy
- Strategy in Practice – Coronavirus and Staying Healthy for Adults
- Going to the doctor
- Getting a shot
- Getting an IV
- Visual Schedules
HANDS in Autism®’s Kid’s Corner templates are designed to provide examples of fun activities you can complete while practicing using evidence-based supports such as turn-taking cards, visual schedules, choice boards, and more. Browse what is available here, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking for something specific!
There has been an outpouring of support in the special needs community to distribute helpful resources for families, educators, and more. Below are a few of our favorites. For more outside resources, be sure to check this guide page on the HANDS website, as well as the Coronavirus Page on the INformation Network.
- UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team
- Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA)
- Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Indianapolis Public Library
The 10th Annual Autism Art Expo will still be hosted by HANDS, but this year it will be online! We are looking for artwork from across the state, and the globe this year. So if you’re looking for something fun to do, try making one of our Kid’s Corner activities (or your own project) and submit it here for inclusion in the expo!