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COVID-19 Resources for Families

Our professional team has created this Milestones COVID-19 Hub for social stories, supports and additional information to help you navigate the changes and challenges COVID-19 has introduced to our lives.  

Need help now? Contact the Milestones free autism Helpdesk to speak to one of our professional staff.

Social Stories and Supports: Learn About COVID-19

Getting Vaccines

Vaccine Social Story from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Common Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine  from The Cleveland Clinic
COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language from The Cleveland Clinic
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine -- A Social Story from Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities
Getting a Vaccine: What to Know About Me from The Ohio Department of Health. Disabled individuals can fill out this form and take it with them when they get their vaccine if they are not able to articulate their needs to a health care worker.

What is COVID-19?

Hello, I Am A Virus (a Social Story for Young Children) from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Hello, I Am A Virus (a Social Story for Young Children) Spanish version from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
How Do I Get Tested For COVID-19? social story for children from Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Multiple videos and social stories about COVID-19  compiled by various resources
Lectura: Aprendizaje a distancia por Autism Little Learners from Autism Little Learners

Hand Washing

Video resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
1) What You Need to Know About Handwashing
2) YouTube Live Handwashing Presentation
3) Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu
Handwashing Social Story from The National Autism Association

Mask Wearing

Wearing A Mask social story from Autism Little Learners
I Can Wear A Mask! social story for children from Cincinnati Children's Hospital
I Can Stay Healthy By Wearing A Face Mask  from Rutgers University Medical School and The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Fluffster Wears a Mask from Sesame Street

Being Sick with COVID-19

If I Feel Sick social story from Milestones Autism Resources

Articles: Anxiety and Mental Health Support

Coping with COVID-19: For Self-Advocates from Milestones Autism Resources
Tips to Help You Manage Anxiety During the COVID-19 Crisis from Milestones Autism Resources
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times from the School of Education, University of North Carolina
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Ohio Toll-Free ‘COVID Careline’ to Provide Emotional Support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Art with Heart - a website that offers exercises for expressing anxieties and feelings about the Coronavirus.
Anime-themed worksheets and flashcards for social-emotional learning on Coronavirus from Autism Teaching Strategies
Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times from The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team

Looking for a support group to meet other parents in the autism community? Visit our Resource Center here.

Articles: What to Know About COVID-19

NEW GUIDANCE on Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), dated January, 2022

Booster Fact Sheet  from The Ohio Department of Health
The State of Ohio vaccine website can help people determine where there are available vaccines closest to where they live. In addition, most major pharmacy chains now offer vaccine appointments that can be scheduled through their websites.
Myths vs. The Facts about the COVID vaccine from The Ohio Department of Health
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID vaccines from the Ohio Department of Health
Vaccine information for Medicare recipients from Medicare.gov
Get Tested for COVID-19 from the Ohio Department of Health
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Protect Yourself When Using Transportation from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
How to Explain a Global Heath Crisis to Children with Autism from Psychology Today
Responsible Restart Ohio from the Ohio Department of Health
What COVID-19 Standards of Care Means for Families from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Safeguard against Disability Discrimination during COVID-19 from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Covid-19 Health and Prevention Guidance for K-12 Schools from the Ohio Department of Education

Articles: Guidance for Adult Providers and More Impacted Adults

Guidance for Adult Providers from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Guidance for Direct Support Professionals from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Tips for Supporting Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Articles: Managing Behaviors and Daily Planning

Managing Behaviors at Home During the Virus Pandemic from Milestones Autism Resources
Daily Schedule Template for Self-Advocates from Milestones Autism Resources

Need help learning how to incorporate visual supports into your child's routine? Read our Visual Supports Tool Kit. It offers guidance on using schedules and visual aids, with links to samples and templates you can download.

Articles: School Resources for Families

Articles: Financial Supports

ASD Ascend College Autism Scholarships from ASD Ascend
Emergency Rental Assistance from the Coalition of Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit - this Emergency Broadband Benefit Program can help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic

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