This website (previously ASDinfoWales) belongs to and is run by the National Autism Team, which is funded by Welsh Government. It is one of the resources which helps the Team achieve their aim to improve the lives of autistic people in Wales.

Latest Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Useful Resources

All Wales Virtual Autism Team

Resources which have been developed by the All Wales Virtual Autism Team:

Virtual Autism Team – ‘A Good Night’s Sleep’ (Oct 2020):

Adults

Children & Young People

Virtual Autism Team – Covid-19 Helpful Advice (Updated – Oct 2020):

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Virtual Autism Team – Test, Trace and Protect (TTP): the process in Wales explained (Jul 2020):

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Virtual Autism Team – Returning to School Guidance for Parents/ Carers (Jun 2020):

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Virtual Autism Team – What You Can Do:

What You Can Do/ What Isn’t In Your Control

Additional Information

Virtual Autism Team – Full List of Helpful Resources Arranged by Category:

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National Autism Team & National Autistic Society Joint Work

A series of resources developed jointly with NAS.

Face Masks – Covering Letter:

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Face Masks – Guidance:

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Face Masks – Fact Sheet:

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Face Masks – Print Inserts:

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NAS also has a Covid-19 information page on their website:

www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

Co-occurring Conditions

Information for people with a co-occurring condition such as Learning Disability.

Well-being

Well-being information for all ages.

Mental Health Helpline for Wales:

0800 132 737

http://callhelpline.org.uk/

Free courses to improve your understanding of the psychological impact of COVID-19:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-impact-of-covid-19

Series of resources developed to explain why someone needs to be outdoors if they are challenged:

Physical Distancing not Social Distancing:

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© 2020 Rachel Cook, Adoption Service

A book written and illustrated by a staff member in the adoption service to help support children who may be anxious about returning to school during the pandemic:

Sammy Sloth goes back to school

Resources for Parents/ Carers and Professional Workers during COVID-19:

https://www.schudio.tv/collections?category=health-social-wellbeing

Coronavirus help and information for people in Wales. Provides useful links for local area information, benefits, transport, and more:

https://seneddresearch.blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-constituency-support/

UCL Self-Help Guides “Coping with Coronavirus”:

http://www.copingwithcoronavirus.co.uk/self-help-guides.html

UCL Research “Autistic adults are in silent crises during the Covid-19 lockdown”:

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BAME Well-being

Well-being and COVID-19 information for BAME communities in Wales.

BAME Helpline Wales:

https://bame.wales/

Launching Risk Assessment to Support BAME Workers:

https://gov.wales/launching-risk-assessment-support-bame-workers

“Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) COVID-19 Socioeconomic Subgroup” Report:

https://gov.wales/black-asian-and-minority-ethnic-bame-covid-19-socioeconomic-subgroup-report

Black Minds Matter is part of the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network.

http://blackmindsmatter.co.uk/

Government Information

COVID-19 information from key organisations such as Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

Top 10 Tips to support parents and carers of babies and young children (suitable from birth to 4) at home:
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Physical Distancing not Social Distancing:

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Hospital Password / Health Passport:

“A health passport is a document that provides professionals with important information needed when caring for someone with a learning disability, long term health condition, mental health issues, or who is autistic whilst in hospital.

The document includes a traffic light system; Red– things you must know about me, Amber– things that are important to me, Green– My likes and dislikes.

Please click on the link below to access a generic health passport adapted from Hywel Dda University Health Board.

A Health Passport has also been developed by NAS, more information available on their website:

https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/physical-health/my-health-passport

UK Government Response (Department of Health and Social Care):

www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Special Info Burst Coronavirus Update:

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NHS 111 Wales Website Info Burst June 2020:

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