Lockdowns due to COVID-19 appear to becoming more common in Australia at the moment.
Lockdowns are MASSIVE changes in the everyday routine. For many these changes can be stressful. This can be particularly hard for children and people with receptive language difficulties, who may not understand why everything is different all of a sudden. People on the autism spectrum often thrive on routine, so everything changing at once can be a stressful experience.
Explaining changes through easy to understand information stories can be a useful strategy to assist people with the transition.
We have created a free information story to assist in this time. Taking the time to explain why things are different can ease the anxiety associated with this.