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Coronavirus: support for children and their carers.

****UPDATE**** Action for Children would like to inform families that we will begin to now plan a return to limited face to face sessions from the beginning of April, in line with government guidelines. Further information will be sent to families as soon as we can. *** We are compiling information and advice to support parents of children with an ASD or LD during this tricky time Need someone to talk to? Give us a call and talk to our staff Monday to Friday, 9am - 1pm, on 01782 683129 Please leave a message if the phone isn’t answered.

Information about Coronovirus (COVID-19)

Created: 24 March 2020
Size: 1.04 MB

This easy to read guide tells you what you need to know about Coronavirus. What is Coronavirus (Also called COVID-19)? What to do if you think you have Coronavirus. What to do if you feel ill with something else. How you can help to try and stop the spread of Coronavirus. How to find out more about Coronavirus.

Coping with COVID-19 Isolation.

Created: 24 March 2020
Size: 3.45 MB

The next few weeks (and possibly months) will be a particularly difficult time for children and families, whilst schools are closed and we are advised to self-isolate or socially distance ourselves from our friends and family. Our normal structure and routine will be out of the window. This information pack aims to support parents of children with an ASD or LD during this tricky time and will hopefully make things a little more manageable. This Booklet was put together by colleagues in Community Family Psychology, Neurodevelopmental Team and Children’s Occupational Therapy (20th March 2020)

Beyond words - Beating the virus: : Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created: 06 April 2020
Size: 2.83 MB

A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. The story also shows how to safely help others who may be self-isolating. Supplementary text at the end of the story gives information on where people can seek help if they are unwell and signposts to other useful resources. illustrated by Lucy Bergonzi

Getting better in hospital: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created: 06 April 2020
Size: 411.03 KB

This easy read is about when people with coronavirus might need to go to hospital.

Stay at home: An easy to read guide for people with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created: 06 April 2020
Size: 1.48 MB

An easy to read guide for people with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Picture cards: Corona virus/ Covid -19

Created: 06 April 2020
Size: 3.57 MB

A collection of cut up and use images to support effective communication skills. Support understanding by using short sentences and illustrating key words with these images. Support expression by supporting the user to manipulate the images to illustrate their thoughts/ questions.

PE resources to help you stay active at home

Created: 24 April 2020
Size: 24.11 KB

PE resources for all ages from Disability Sports Coach, Premier Education Group (Cambridge and Newcastle) and Youth Sport Trust.

ROBert explains the corona virus to children -a video by PLAYMOBIL

Created: 05 May 2020
Size: 43.44 KB

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, toymaker Playmobil has launched a video to help children understand and learn about the outbreak. The five-minute-long video, which is titled “ROBert explains the coronavirus to children”, uses the company’s colourful set pieces and familiar, comforting characters to relay information to children who might have questions or are feel anxious about the current situation.

July Virtual Activities

Created: 20 July 2020
Size: 62.37 KB

To book any of these sessions, please email or call us on any of these numbers – 07720339918, 07841730034, 07971095839 or 07921491878. In advance of each session, the provider will contact you with your link to Teams or Zoom. Have fun!