Helping children with additional needs understand Covid19
If you have a child with additional needs these resources from the HSE and ASIAM.ie may be useful in helping you to explain what Covid19 is and why we are living the way we are at the moment.
Here is a booklet to explain what Corona Virus / Covid19 is https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/coronavirus-explanation-for-children-with-autism.pdf
Here are some social stories from the ASIAM.ie website which can help you open up conversations about what is happening and what we need to do to stay safe
If you need to take your child or young person to be tested for Covid19 here are some useful resources to help you explain what will happen at the testing centre
Why testing may be needed
Going to the test centre
Going to the drive-in test centre
And here is a booklet that helps children explore and understand their feelings about Covid19 and the way we are living at the moment
If you need advice or support please remember that family support services are still available by phone and online and details of this and their contact details can be found online.