For Back to School Tips, Resources and Videos, click here.
CTN's team of parent mentors and local team facilitators have compiled the resources below for children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs.
Helpful tips and resources for families during this extraordinary time.
Connectabilty- Disability Sector Resources during COVID-19
Tips for kids who can't wear masks
World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Parenting Tips During COVID-19
Empowering Ability - Resources for Families Who Have Children with Disabilities
Tips for Explaining Pandemic to Children
Kerry's Place Resources
Autism Ontario Resources
Psychology Today - Tips to Support Children with Autism During Difficult Times
Holland Bloorview - Family Tip Sheet
Holland Blooview - Coronavirus Resources for Families
Prevention Tips in American Sign Language (ASL)
The Mighty - Keeping your Child Safe During this Time
Partners for Planning (P4P) Tips for Connecting During Social Distancing
Community Living Virtual Resource Directory
SickKids- About Kids Health- COVID-19 Resources for Kids
Activities for Kids at Home
Ideas and tips for entertaining the kids at home with educational websites, virtual recreation programs, live videos at your favourite museums and family fun.
Empower Simcoe Family Links
Autism Ontario List of Family Fun and Kids Programs
Mental Health Resources and Support
New online resources and support for families across Ontario.
York Region District School Board
Ministry of Health Added Supports
These social stories explain difficult ideas and concepts with images and simple language.
Back to school social stories: Distance Learning, Riding the Bus and more!
For Kids: Handwashing, Coughing, Social Distancing and More
Social Stories- about school, masks, being sick and other COVID-related issues for kids
Easter Seals - using Picture Communication Symbols (PCS)
Explaining Pandemics - Older Kids
Coronavirus Book for Kids
Social Story for Older Teens and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
MindHeart Kids Social Story - English
MindHeart Kids Social Story - Alternate Languages
"Time to Come in Bear" - Video about Social Distancing
Hygiene Video for Kids - Reduce the spread of COVID-19
Disclaimer: These links are for reference only. It is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of organizations, news sources, policies or political parties, or as a comprehensive resource list.
Kinark - Ask a Service Navigator - Online
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child (2 – 18 years old) who is registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)? Are you looking for services and information to support your child’s needs? Our Service Navigation team is here to help! Kinark’s Ask a Service Navigator sessions support families by answering the questions you may have when navigating the different autism services available.
York Hills - The F Words - Online
This workshop will provide parents and other caregivers and the professionals who support them with a framework for helping children with ASD achieve their potential.
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