“The rights of persons with autism must be taken into account in the formulation of all responses to the COVID-19 virus. On World Autism Awareness Day, let us stand together, support each other and show solidarity with persons with autism.”
António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General
On World Autism Awareness Day, here at Ineqe Safeguarding Group, we want to stand together and provide support for all young people on the autistic spectrum and their carers during the pandemic.
As a result of the current public health crisis, many young people on the autistic spectrum and their families may be experiencing breakdowns in their normal support systems. Following school closures, many young people on the autistic spectrum will be spending even more time online. On World Autism Awareness Day we are providing you with information on how we can support young people with autism and those who care for them.
In our experience, children and young people of all ages with additional needs are no different in their desire to use new technology, and with the right support and supervision they can. As technology evolves and our understanding of it improves, we realise it has the potential to be a force for good. A powerful force that can empower young people living with autism and those that care for them.
Here are 5 ways you can use technology to support individuals on the autistic spectrum.