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You may have felt a lot of changes in your life in the last few months. You may have gotten new staff and some activities may have totally stopped. It will take time for activities to start again. You may want to talk with your support staff and friends. You may have only seen your staff online or talked to them over the phone. Have you felt like you are not part of the community because you are not able to go out like you usually do? The following guide shares some tips to help you stay connected to friends, family, and others while staying home.
Think about how your days have changed:
Here are some ways to keep busy at home:
Telehealth is using phone and video calls to get medical and other services at home. Your staff may have changed since staying at home. It may feel hard to meet a new support or medical provider over video or phone call. Here are some things you can do to make the first meeting go well:
Activity ideas-listening and singing along to music together, playing Pictionary, playing online games, reading stories, watching a movie or show together, etc.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.