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Tools & Resources for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

List of resources, ideas, and helpful guides during this COVID-19 situation:

Our goal is to empower our families and community members to have tools and ideas to support them during Public Health Canada's recommended social distancing period. 

For any questions, please connect with us at info@autismns.ca and we will do our best to support you during this challenging time.
 
This page will be updated frequently with more resources and updates to come. [Last Update: March 31, 2020]
 

Kid-friendly COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Strang

Supporting Autism Individuals During Uncertain Times:

https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/supporting-individuals-autism-through-uncertain-times
 

SOCIAL STORIES on COVID-19

Social Story on Pandemics & COVID-19 (by Carol Gray)
What is Coronavirus? A Comic Book Social Story (by MindHeartKids)
My CoronaVirus Social Story (by Easter Seals)

 

Fun Hand Washing Ideas 

Hand washing is very important in keeping our bodies safe from sickness! Here are some fun ways to encourage your children to wash their hands. So fun, they may not even realize they’re doing it! 

20 ideas to make hand washing fun: 

Songs to sing while washing your hands: 

Hands-on activities including water, soap and bubbles: 

Give your animals a bath! Put your dinkies through a car wash! Bathe your Mr. Potato Head or your baby doll! 

https://happyhooligans.ca/toy-wash-cold-flu-sanitize-toys/ 

Make dish soap silly putty: 

Make jelly soap: 

 

Handwashing Infographic

Resources to help keep kids busy during Covid-19 Pandemic 

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Television Channels free! 

Sites for Families to use while school is closed:  

 

Lindsay Hurley Fine Art - Kids Art Lessons 
https://www.facebook.com/artistlindsayhurley/ 
 

All grade curriculum for Kidzone - Music (FREE) 
https://www.nyphilkids.org 
 

Fun & Games with Music (FREE) 
http://www.sfskids.org 
 

Splash Learn - (FREE) K-5 Math 
https://www.splashlearn.com 
 

Old Farmer’s Almanac - Science (FREE) 

Scholastic - Reading (FREE 30 DAY ACCOUNT) 
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html 
 

Adapted Mind - Math & Reading (FREE 30 DAY ACCOUNT) 
https://www.adaptedmind.com/Begin-Enrollment.html 
 

ABC Mouse - Reading - Math - Science - Art & Colors (Ages 2-8) (FREE 30 DAY ACCOUNT) 
https://www.abcmouse.com 
 

Raz Kids - Reading - (FREE TRIAL) 
https://www.raz-kids.com 
 

Adventure Academy - Math - Science (Ages 8-13) (FREE 30 DAY ACCOUNT) 
https://www.adventureacademy.com 
 

Prodigy - Math (FREE ACCOUNT) 
https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/ 
 

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https://kids.nationalgeographic.com 
 

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https://www.coolmath4kids.com 
 

PBS Kids (FREE) 
https://pbskids.org/games/ 
 

Coloring Printable Pages (FREE) 
https://www.fg-a.com 
 

Coloring Pages - Drawing Tutorials - Paper Crafts - Puzzles & Games (FREE) 
http://www.supercoloring.com/sections/paper-crafts 

 

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

San Diego Zoo -https://kids.sandiegozoo.org 

Canadian Farm & Food Tours https://www.farmfood360.ca 

ANIMAL CAMERA'S (FREE) Monterey Bay Aquarium - https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams