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We are aware that this is a particularly difficult time for everyone, but especially for families with children with disabilities. Several national organizations and technical assistance centers that support states with their programs for children with disabilities have been compiling high-quality materials with information and guidance that can be useful for service providers, families, and individuals with autism. Below we provide links to these webpages. If you've enjoyed these and would like access to more resources, consider becoming a member or donating! 

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National Resources

  • Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) – Information and resources specific to IDEA Part C early intervention and Part B 619 preschool special education

  • National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) – Federal and state guidance specific to IDEA Part B, K-21

  • Autism Speaks – Find COVID-19 information for families, adults on the spectrum, educators, and health professionals; virtual events related to COVID-19; COVID-19 resources in different languages; and ongoing advocacy news and efforts

  • Autism Society of America – Autism Society’s response to COVID-19, including a COVID-19 Toolkit that covers topics on mental health & respite, modifying routines, lifestyle supports, education, public policy, and Facebook Live: Coronavirus Information Series

California Resources

SF Bay Area Resources
  • Stanford Neurodiversity Project – Resources to support neurodiversity wellness and mental health during COVID-19, including tips for mindfulness and managing stress and anxiety

  • UCSF Center for ASD & NDDs – Curated list of resources to help individuals stay healthy, schooling at home and building new routines, stay-at-home activities for kids, coping, and accessing services and resources

  • Children’s Health Council – COVID-19 resource library with tips for online teaching, ideas for virtual field trips, and supports for families and parents

Please note that the Bay Area Autism Consortium provides resource information only. The BAAC cannot recommend any specific clinical treatment and does not specifically endorse any of the listed programs, providers, therapies, medications, or philosophies you may encounter on this site.