We are compiling a useful list of online resources to help autistic people and their families cope during this difficult period. If you have any useful links that you would like to share, please email us with the link and brief description of the resource.


Lots of useful resources for Autistic adults and children

Everything you need to know including resources and updates

SEN Education resources

Joe Wicks free PE lessons

Fun and easy activities for picky eaters

Sensory play activities

DIY activities

Engaging activities and maintaining structure

7 sensory activities to make at home

Dave the dog is worried about Coronavirus

Explore your senses online

Supporting Neurodiverse Children During Self-Isolation

Homemade face shields 

Free Captain Underpants lessons

Storytime Local Author is now reading his story's online.

An excellent website for train enthusiasts

Cheeky Chimps Music Lessons

Poki.com is a brilliant online game site! 1000’s of games, word games, chess, pool, etc. Just type in the search what you’d like and there are tons of things on there!

Art Ninja  Is an expert animator with amazing art skills. His mission is to teach you his secrets and get you creating your own art. Some call him Ricky, we know him as the ART NINJA.

Colchester borough council community resource pack 

Lego, let’s build together campaign and lessons

Mercury Theatre FREE Cinderella pantomime

A Podcast for anyone supporting people with autism

Cooking Sessions

Government resources and posters

Health and Wellbeing

NHS fitness studio 

PCPLD Network 

Healthwatch Norfolk

Healthwatch Essex

FREE sensory kits for children with SEN 

NHS Autism Info

Support and Welfare Rights

Coronavirus, and helping children with autism

The state of caring survey 2020 

Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD

Care Act Easements Guidance for local authorities 

Report Phishing Scams 

Co-Space study 'Supporting parents, adolescents, and children during epidemics' 

UC and Verify ID Checks Tactics to make claims go faster and reduce financial distress

Benefits are changing quickly with the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak. It's difficult to keep up to date. Please click on the links below to access two briefings to help you.

1. At a Glance Guide To Benefit Changes 

2. Loss of Income

School meal vouchers for children receiving free school meals 

Coronavirus and understanding Universal Credit

Coronavirus and sick pay

Sickness and disability benefit reviews and reassessments are being suspended for the next three months as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey has announced. 

Latest news from the DWP – Touchbase 

Face to face assessments suspended for all benefits

Trading Standards warn of Coronavirus scams 

Self-employment income support scheme 

New style ESA available to some self-employed and employed due to NI contributions

Clinical guidance for treating patients with Autism and LD 

Facemask Exemption Card - A downloadable card produced by Autism Anglia

Bereavement Support

The Child Bereavement Trust  Advice to families who have lost a child or parent

The Compassionate Friends For bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents

Cruse Bereavement Care Counseling and support

Winston’s Wish Helps bereaved children with the death of a parent or sibling

Books Beyond Words Free downloadable book on coronavirus