COVID-19 Resources Information | UC Davis MIND Institute

Resources for parents, self-advocates and support staff during COVID-19

Experts at the UC Davis MIND Institute have put together a Q&A document and participated in two Facebook Lives to help reduce stress in families with kids with autism and to provide strategies to cope  during COVID-19 shelter-in-place times.

Sally Rogers and Aubyn Stahmer from the MIND have developed a great resource for families with young kids with symptoms of or diagnosed with autism, as well as for early-intervention providers. The "Help is in Your Hands" is a free website with 16 web-based video modules to help parents add simple intervention practices to their everyday routines at home. It also offers several webinars for providers on coaching parents to support their young children with autism or with social communication problems.

The UC Davis Campus Recreation has put together a list of links that cover topics like how to work from home, at-home workouts, managing your free time and more. The list also includes important resources for kids and families to stay active and healthy.

UC Davis Health also provides a comprehensive COVID-19 information and resources page.

Disability Rights of California provides comprehensive information on disability related services during the coronavirus. This includes information regarding regional centers, special educations, Medi-Cal, and IHSS right for families and self-advocates.

The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center has a plain language guide to COVID-19 in English and Spanish.

Social stories or social narratives are a useful tool when trying to explain changes in routines and concepts that may be difficult to understand, such as "pandemics" and "social distancing".

Here are a few examples that are available online.

General Resources

Open Lines to Help

Recursos en Español

Que deben saber los adultos y las personas con discapacidad?
Este contine informacion basica sobre covid19.

The websites and resources listed are independent of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. We do our best to choose sites and resources which reflect inclusion of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities and people with varying identities and positionalities, however, some older material may contain language that is not preferred or is not appropriate so please review with caution. Resources are provided for information only and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.