The National Autistic Society website has lots of useful information and advice.
Changes to routine, the sensory challenges of increased hand washing and the general anxiety of the current situation can have a big impact for autistic people. Attached is a link to a social story to help to explain Corona virus.
Useful Apps and Programmes
Follow the link for information about communication approaches such as Intensive Interaction, Objects of Reference and PECS. You will also find print at home PECS words lists
TEACCH tasks are structured work activities used for individuals such as those on the autistic spectrum who benefit from order, routine and visual learning. By providing a visual structure that shows the individual- what work, how much work and when it will be finished, these tasks encourage focus, greater independence and successful completion.
Tasks are aimed to be achievable and motivating for the individual with a clear beginning and end. Therefore, a task box or folder that contains all of the materials for a certain task is used. They can vary from sensory activities or simple ‘put in tasks’ that work on fine motor skills, coordination and focus or they can be more complex and work on educational targets.
For TEACCH task ideas follow the link below