From the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations:
We wanted to take a moment today to highlight a resource that might help participants who may be worried and need concrete check-ins to confirm or refute anxiety of potentially having COVID-19.
The CDC has recently updated their website with information about COVID-19 symptoms and what to do if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19. The information is presented using concrete language and visual aids. This site also includes a Coronavirus Self-Checker (available by clicking the above link and is the first option on the site) that gives information on next steps based off the presenting symptoms and medical history. This could be especially helpful for participants who may need a way to ease worries about their symptoms when they do not require a visit to a medical professional.
The Coronavirus Self-Checker could also be useful for providers to use while checking in with a participant who may express these concerns but might need assistance in answering the questions asked within the tool.
This Coronavirus Self-Checker can be helpful, especially for easing anxiety, but if you or a participant you support think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
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Additionally ASERT has offered a link to ASERT’s resource page related to COVID-19 https://paautism.org/resource/coronavirus-resources/