Information during Coronavirus Outbreak
Trafford Council: Coronavirus Update
National Autistic Society
Please find some information below from the National Autistic Society:
"I wanted to let you know about a free online event organised by a mother of a child with autism, Florencia Djoe, keen to raise awareness and provide advice and support to parents and caregivers of children with an ASC.
She has interviewed several expert speakers, researchers and parents, sharing their experiences and advice on supporting children with Autism."
The online event is mainly aimed at parents and education practitioners and is running from today until November 8th, with a different interview being released each day on a different topic.
All you need to do is register on the link below and you'll receive a daily email with a link to the interviews. I have included the running order, topics and speakers below for your information:
SPEAKER RUNNING ORDER, DATE and TOPIC
Day 1. Oct. 19. Dr. Stephen Shore: Develop Connection with Your Child Interest
Day 2. Oct. 20. Nancy Amar : Communication through Connection
Day 3. Oct. 21. Kay Toomey : Helping the Child with an ASD to Eat Better
Day 4. Oct. 22. Barbara Avilla: Parents are the Specialist for Their Own Child
Day 5. Oct. 23. Matteo Musso: I Found My Voice
Day 6. Oct. 24. Amanda Alvarez: Learning Through Play
Day 7. Oct. 25. Deborah DiMare: Design Interior for Autism
Day 8. Oct. 26. Dr. Neil Margolis: Visual Skills and Autism: Can You Notice What You See?
Day 9. Oct. 27. Dr. Darin Ingels: Diet, Immune and Detox for Children with Autism
Day 10. Oct. 28. Susan Larkin, PhD.: Creating Social Story for Your Child
Day 11. Oct. 29. Roberta Scherf: The Power of 5 minutes of CALM
Day 12. Oct. 30. Dr. James Adams: Nutritional and Microbiome Treatments for Autism
Day 13. Oct. 31. Sue DeCaro: Mindfulness in everyday moments
Day 14. Nov. 1. Tony DeBlois: Manifesting My Life Through Music
Day 15. Nov. 2. Katie Cook, M.Ed. BCBA: Be Your Child's Most Valuable Teacher
Day 16. Nov. 3. Temple Grandin: Explore, Develop and Broaden Child’s Interest
Day 17. Nov. 4. Dr. Robert Melillo: What is actually happening in the brain?
Day 18. Nov. 5. Becky Miksic: End Picky Eating
Day 19. Nov. 6. Anna Wang: How Community Can Support and Empower Your Child and Family
Day 20. Nov. 7. Henry Dunn: Music Therapy Perspectives on Childhood Autism
Day 21. Nov. 8. Lucy Healy: How to Create a Study Area for Your Child
COVID Advice for Parents/Carers in Greater Manchester
New Creative Project for Neurodivergent Young People in Trafford
Parent Workshops: September 2020
Brentwood School and College Risk Assessment - updated 01.09.20
Empower You Online Activities w/c 27/07/20
Empower You Online Activities w/c 20.07.20
School Reopening Risk Assessment - updated 2nd July 2020
Empower You Online Weekly Activities for w/c 13.07.20
Parent Workshops July 2020
Empower You Online Activities w/c 6th July
Challenge 4 Change Summer Family Day and Activities and Booking Form
The Bread and Butter Thing; a charity providing weekly groceries at a fraction of high street costs
Brentwood School Reopening Risk Assessment
Trafford Directory has lots of useful information about local support during this time as well as information about maintaining your well-being and some links to activities your children may enjoy.
Department of Education update:
Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This useful publication from the Department of Education answers some frequently asked questions about the closure of educational settings:
A list of helpful resources:
- National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
- Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
- Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
- Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
- Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
- Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
- Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
- Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.
Trafford Local Hubs
Please find below some information about the local hubs to support families:
There are 5 community hubs across Trafford which are up and running to support people through the COVID-19 outbreak. They are located in Altrincham, Gorse Hill, Partington, Sale and Urmston but anyone needing local support must be directed through the dedicated helpline to avoid overcrowding at hub venues: the dedicated helpline 0300 3309073
The Centres are available to those living in the area who are self isolating or vulnerable and are being run by volunteers from across Trafford. They have been set up and coordinated by Trafford Council, Trafford Housing Trust, Thrive, Trafford Stronger Communities Board and other local community groups who were already helping to support local residents when social distancing measures were first put in place.
For activities your child maybe interested in at home, please see the Student Zone section
Activities from the National Autistic Society
Go Kids Go! Free Wheelchair Skills Event in Manchester
Manchester Art Gallery Open Doors Event: 20th July
Team Karting - Autism Friendly