Supporting Children with Neurological Conditions

This booklet was put together by Community Family Psychology, Neurodevelopmental Team and Children’s Occupational Therapy. It aims to support parents and children with autism or learning disabilities during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers useful advice and links to explain what COVID-19 is and how this affects are day to day activities. It provides strategies and ideas to maintaining health and wellbeing during periods of uncertainty, self-isolation, reduced access to school and daily play and leisure routines.

Important Information

Please see the Supporting Children with Neurological Conditions – Coping with COVID-19 Isolation booklet for further guidance

The resource is split into 8 sections:

  1. Structure and Routine
  2. Providing Easy-read Information on COVID
  3. Looking After Yourselves
  4. Advice from Occupational Therapy on Regulation
  5. Sleep Routines
  6. Indoor Routines
  7. Exercise in the Home
  8. Managing Behaviour

What does Cardiff and Vale offer?

Specific advice to help your child maintain their health and wellbeing can be sought from Children and Young People and Family Health Services.

Contact details

Children and Young People and Family Health Services
Woodland House
Maes y Coed Road
Cardiff CF14 2HH

Tel: 02921836574

Local help services

For advice and support from social care:

Visit Cardiff Family Gateway Website
Tel: 03000 133 133

E-mail the Vale Family Information Service
fis@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Tel: 01446704704

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