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COVID-19 resources for learning disabilities or autism

Take a look at resources that help discussion about COVID-19 with people with learning disabilities or autism.

The Face Covid animation: 


and e-book provide practical steps for dealing with COVID-19 and is suitable for some people with learning disabilities and their families/carers.

Our top ten tips for staff supporting patients with learning disabilites or autism during COVID-19.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London have co-developed a COVID-19 website in an easy to read format that provides a range of resources to support those who have a learning disability, family members and carers, care staff and other professionals. 

Public Health England has produced an easy read leaflet on COVID-19 for people with learning disabilities.

Mencap has produced an easy read guide on COVID-19 for people with learning disabilities and information for support workers. 

NHS England has launched the Mental Health Learning Disability and Autism Future NHS Collaboration platform which includes a library of information, guidelines and best practice.

The Learning Disability Professional Senate have developed a range of resources:

Books Beyond Words has published a free to download resource: Beating the Virus – to help discussion about COVID-19 with people with learning disabilities.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a range of Learning Disability and Autism resources for COVID-19 including easy read posters, advice for providers and families, e-learning and infection control resources.

NICE Critical Care Guidance which includes the provision of care and treatment for patients with learning disabilities.

Health Education England has also published a Physical Health Competency Framework for Mental Health and Learning Disability Settings.

Read annual Health Checks for People with a Learning Disability - what people with a learning disability want their families to know.

Read Get Your Check - the yearly health check for people who have a learning disability.

Take a look at Got the T-Shirt! Now ‘Get Your Check’ - Young People who have a Learning Disability and the Annual Health Check.

Learn why people with a learning disability have a health check once a year and the health screening tests that keep us well and prevent serious illness.