Supporting children with learning disabilities/ASD

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 Learning Disability/ASD – 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 routines and participation in daily activities can be sought from the Child Psychology Team and Children’s Occupational Therapy Service. 

Contact details

Children’s Therapies Administration Team: 02921 836910

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
 Tel: 01446704704

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