These resources are part of a new diagnosis folder provided to families if their child receives an ASD diagnosis. They may also be applicable as you wait for an appointment with a Developmental Pediatrician.
Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education
Equip for Equality
Legal Council for Health Justice
Distance Learning Resources
We know that wearing a face mask is a change for everyone, but can be especially difficult for children with ASD or other developmental delays. Here are some resources to help understand the challenges that people with ASD may experience with wearing a face mask, as well as tips and social stories to help your child understand why they may need to wear a mask.
Visual supports can be very helpful with children who are visual learners, who have communication problems or who become anxious about what is happening around them. These tools help a child to know what to expect and can help prevent challenging behavior.
There are many resources on the internet that can help you create visual support systems for your child. While many of the internet resources mention “autism,” it is important to note that a child does not have to have autism to benefit from these supports.
Visual supports are particularly helpful for any child with communication delays and for young children experiencing challenging behaviors.
Want to learn more about how you can start using visual supports with your child?
Social Stories for Traveling:
App about Preparing for Airplane Travel:
Resources for the Airport
Tips for traveling