Face masks can be difficult for any child to wear. However, children with autism or sensory issues, it can be especially difficult.
It is clear that we will need to wear masks for a while, especially those that are especially susceptible to viruses. We asked our parents what worked for them and created this infographic and a resource list for you!
RESOURCES RECOMMENDED BY PARENTS
Get a tutorial from experts: Video on Wearing Masks
Make your own masks instructions:
For those children that are deaf or hard of hearing or rely on facial expressions and reading lips
Resources for new skill building – Social Story: We Wear Masks – A Social Story about the coronavirus
Resources for creating happy associations: Sesame Street video helps kids with autism learn to wear a mask
Hear directly from autistic kids: Face Masks