National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society have lots of resources in relation to COVID-19.
The National Autism Implementation Team
The NAIT Team are professionals from Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychiatry, who have experience and expertise in working with autistic individuals of all ages, their families and others who support them. NAIT provide practitioner to practitioner advice.
They have developed lots of resources for parents
Contact is a national charity for families with disabled children who provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other and campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.
Contact have a Scottish Facebook Page and UK Facebook Page which link to resources as well as guidance on Coping at Home.
Down Syndrome Scotland
Down Syndrome Scotland is a member-led charity supporting people with Down’s syndrome and their families and carers. They continue to offer support to families.
Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. They aim to raise awareness of children’s rights to extra support in school. They help families and schools work together to ensure children get the support they need. They provide advice to children and young people who might be struggling in school.
Glasgow Disability Alliance
Glasgow Disability Alliance have set up closed Facebook support groups, including a Facebook support group for young disabled people. This group is a safe space to:
- share your experiences and support each other
- champion the voices of young disabled people on the issues that matter to you
- and most importantly - have fun!
Important Note: Members of this group have to be approved to ensure it is a safe space. The group content will be moderated accordingly.
Talking Mats have developed an easy read resource based on the World Health Organisation recommendations to help people with communication difficulties understand what they can and can't do.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation understand that it is a very challenging time for families. They have provided resources with useful information and tips for your family.