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Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for people with autism, their families, providers and educators

Coronavirus Disease in Minnesota

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Minnesotans should take action to protect themselves and others from infection. This website provides the latest information on COVID-19 for the State of Minnesota.

The resources below are intended to support people with ASD, their families, providers and educators during this time.

Mental health and crisis services:

For many people, the pandemic is a stressful time filled with worry about our community, our loved ones, and our own health. There are resources available to help.

State agency resources:

General Resources:

School, Child-care or other providers

Educational resources:

Plan for Emergency Hospitalization:

Social Stories and visual supports:

Virtual Calming Rooms:

We know this time can be overwhelming. These virtual calming rooms were designed to offer different strategies for managing emotions.

Cultural resources:

MN Department of Health COVID-19 Hotlines:

Interpreters available

Health questions:
651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schools and child care questions:
651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Weekend: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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