This document is a guide which aims to help carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children during the COVID-19 crisis.
It has advice on a variety of topics: helping the person understand the pandemic, social distancing (and the exemptions that can be made for people with learning disabilities or autistic people), maintaining relationships, children and young people (namely the closing of schools and EHC plans), staying well (which includes advice on hygiene, managing symptoms, personal assistants and more), healthcare, advance care planning, the CARE act, safeguarding (including the six key principles of safeguarding and detection of abuse) and death and bereavement.
The guide also has a number of links to easy read guides about the pandemic, aimed at helping people with learning disabilities and autistic people understand the current situation.
Guides for families and professionals supporting autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. London, Social Care Institute for Excellence, 2020, online.
English / Europe / United Kingdom