The Use of Social Stories
Social Stories present information about coronavirus visually and so are easier to process for autistic children and young people. Choose the Social Story best suited to the child or young person you are working with, you may need to edit it so it is personalised to them.
The symbols provided can be used to create a home Visual Timetable to provide some structure to your child or young person's day.
It may be valuable to use a Talking Mat; a visual scaffold designed to enable children and young people to express their views and concerns.
Try using Worry Plans to address specific worries the child or young person might have. Work together to list personalised strategies to address the worry, record them on the plan and keep it to refer to again.