Coronavirus lockdown leads to special needs social media group
The BBC reports that more than 200 families who have children with special needs have formed a new Facebook group aimed at helping them to support each other during the coronavirus lockdown.
Rebecca Scott from Bristol has a son with autism and she set-up the group entitled “Learning Knows No Bounds” as a means to “share anything useful”.
Read more about the group here
Self-isolating during Coronavirus
Many people are feeling anxious about self isolating during the pandemic – and it can be particularly difficult if you are also caring for a vulnerable child.
Help and advice is out there and many welfare organisations are now widening access to information to include the Internet.
The NHS has a website which carries information for those who are feeling anxious and it can be accessed here
On the same site you can also access information on maintaining your wellbeing whilst a parent or carer – have a look here
Explaining coronavirus to your special needs child
If you have a child who has learning disabilities you might want to take a look at the leaflet that Easy Read Online has produced which aims to explain coronavirus in a simple way. It can be seen here
And, finally, Mencap has uploaded an excellent video on hand washing for those who use Makaton. It can be seen here