Autistics United Canada and Autistics for Autistics Ontario have put together a list of COVID-19 resources for autistic people, which we will continue to update!
Download our full resource list (version 2):
Part 1 is resources specifically for autistic people. It includes:
Please note that since our groups are based in “Canada” on Turtle Island, we are using resources from governments within Canada. Some information, such as physical distancing / shelter-in-place guidelines, may be different in regions outside of Canada.
Click here for PART 1: Resources for Autistic People
PART 2: General COVID-19 Information
(For government financial assistance info, please scroll to the end)
COVID-19 Resources in Plain Language
If you cannot find the information you need on the website, there is a federal hotline & email.
List of Provincial & Territorial COVID-19 Resources
Additional Provincial/Territorial Resources
Some provinces have hotlines for non-medical questions about COVID-19 (e.g. if you have questions about emergency measures and relief funds):
1) British Columbia
Call 2-1-1 or visit your province’s 211 website to connect with other community and social services in your area
Resources in Languages Other than English
1) American Sign Language (ASL)
Things to Do When Staying Home / Sheltering in Place
Holding Online Meetings
Mutual aid is helping each other: delivering groceries, providing supplies, giving emotional support, and more. Many mutual aid groups were created across Canada during the pandemic. They are places where neighbours can ask for help and offer help. All help in mutual aid groups is free.
Harm Reduction for Drug Users
Financial Aid in Canada
We will continue to update this resource list. Please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any resources to suggest, especially ones for neurodivergent & disabled people!