The team here at Autism BrainNet wanted to reach out to you, our community, and send our warmest wishes during these trying times. Amid the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. We continue to function normally as a repository for postmortem brain donations to advance autism research. We greatly value your support and have included links to a few resources with prevention tips to help navigate what may be a challenging situation for individuals and families living with autism.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) – has up-to-date information on how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 and what to do if you have symptoms
- Autism Speaks– has a list of resources and information for the autism community, including information on the disruption of school-based services
- Autism Society of America– has resources and information on decreasing transmission of COVID-19 and preparedness tips for families living with autism
- Child Mind Institute – has comprehensive resources for parents, including information on how to support and talk to children about the COVID-19 situation, and daily Facebook Live chats with healthcare providers.
- MIND Institute Facebook Live presentation – provides useful advice on how to deal with anxiety in autism in situations such as the coronavirus pandemic.
- Autism Science Foundation – has a comprehensive list of resources ranging from managing your child’s education and co-occurring conditions to what to do if a family member with autism is diagnosed with COVID-19.
With best wishes,
David G. Amaral, PhD
Scientific Director of Autism BrainNet
Marta Benedetti, Ph.D.
On behalf of the Autism BrainNet Team