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Helpful Links of Activities and Ideas While Social Distancing

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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By:  DBP team

With the uncertainty of the coronavirus, parents might find themselves wondering what activities they can do with their children while they are home for an extended period of time. Children with autism can benefit from a structured routine and activities that continue to foster growth and teach them skills even if they are not exposed to their regular interactions or routine.

Below are two articles containing activities for kids with autism. Many of these activities are physical and dynamic enough to energize both you and your child.

http://blog.stageslearning.com/blog/12-popular-games-adapted-for-children-with-autism

https://www.merakilane.com/18-social-skills-activities-for-kids-with-autism-and-sensory-issues/

If you are interested, check out this article about creating the ultimate sensory room.

https://localbabysitter.com/creating-the-ultimate-sensory-room-for-your-toddler/

Little Puddins is a website that offers advice and support for parents that have children with autism. They have created a social story about the coronavirus that parents can read with their children.

https://littlepuddins.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

Autism Little Learners has created a social story for you to go through with your children. They also have other resources for families to supplement learning for children with autism.

Coronavirus Social Story.pdf

https://www.facebook.com/autismlittlelearners/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Please visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html