Please see below some useful resources to support you and your family during these uncertain times.
(please note, these resources are for information only and should not to be viewed as endorsements by the charity.)

Don't forget, you can also access our telephone support service, allowing you to speak to a member of our care team to discuss your own needs and be signposted towards helpful resources and strategies.

The service is open to young people, adults and families of those affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. Our aim is to provide support and services for those who display traits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sensory processing differences, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The service is for those pre, during and post diagnosis.

To access the service, simply complete our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch with you.


Being at Home

Cooking Activity Pack

Activities Pack 

Resources for Home Education

Daily challenge sheet

Red, amber and green activity choices

Twinkl Amazing Things Can Happen - autism resource pack

White Rose Maths home learning

Carol Vorderman's The Maths Factor


Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing

Fight, flight, freeze information sheet

Fight, flight, freeze activity at home

Dos and don'ts

What is in my control and out of my control?

Coping with stress during COVID-19

Helping children cope with stress during COVID-19

Top tips for dealing with anxiety

Top tips for positive wellbeing

Useful websites:

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ 

Young Minds - https://youngminds.org.uk/  

Kooth online counselling service - https://www.kooth.com 

Suicide Prevention - http://www.stopsuicidenenc.org/


Travel

You can get an Arriva Assistance card, which is also accepted by other providers, that allows you to be exempt from wearing a face covering. You just show the card rather than explaining: Arriva Assistance cards

The National Autistic Society website: Coronavirus going out and shielding

The government guidelines: Staying safe outside your home


Social Stories

You can find a number of Social stories, explaining different aspects of life during the COVID-19 outbreak on our Social Stories page.


Online Safety

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.

Think U Know
Home activity packs - available to download for various age groups to learn about online safety at home

Practical tips - steps to take to keep your child safe online

Net Aware

Tips and Advice - including how to set content filters and how to talk to your child about online safety

CEOP

Safety Centre - how to report online sexual abuse


Useful Apps

Clear Fear
Support to overcome anxiety
https://www.clearfear.co.uk/ 

Calm Harm
Support to help to resist or manage the urge to self-harm
https://calmharm.co.uk/ 


Useful Links and Information

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council 

Coronavirus tips for families

Coronavirus tips for schools

Catalyst COVID Community Support Team
Help will range from; shopping; providing essential food supplies; collecting prescriptions; walking or taking care of pets; listening on the phone and giving emotional support; signposting and other practical help.
https://www.catalyststockton.org/covid-19-community-support/

Darlington Community Support HUB
https://www.darlington.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/coronavirus/darlington-community-support-hub/

Hidden Disability Card

https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/hidden-disabilities-exercise.html

A card which indicates that you are out shopping/exercising

PE with Joe Wicks
Every morning at 9am
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Hobbycraft crafting challenges and project inspiration
On Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
Every day at 11am

David Walliams free audio story from the World’s Worst Children 2
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

Learn basic sign language
Monday-Friday a video will be posted at 1pm
https://youtu.be/rR2Zb7TbiOA 

Emergency Food Banks