Right now uncertainty and disruption makes life difficult especially for those with autism and/or learning disabilities and their families. It's important to remember that this is temporary and things will eventually get back to normal. Meanwhile there are things you can do to look after your wellbeing. 

Here is a useful booklet produced by The National Autistic Society about how to maintain your wellbeing at home

Easy read resources for people with learning disabilities

Download our wellbeing plan for COVID-19

Download our mental wellbeing guide with tips on what to do if you're worried and a list of activities to support your wellbeing

Download our day planner - a guide to help structure your day if you're staying at home

Have a look at the BELONG manifesto launched by Beyond Words and Access All Areas to help look after yourself in isolation


It's important to check in with how you're feeling too, some students may benefit from using these self regulation strategies:


Students can identify their feelings using this sheet


Then work through the relevant suggestions here

Activities to try at home

What about making your own sensory putty! It's easier than you think, click here for instructions.

You can also make sensory jars to use when you want to feel calm, click here to find out how.

Why not try this autism themed activity sheet we've produced to coincide with Autism Awareness Week in April.