Here you’ll find information on DAAS’ response to Covid-19 and useful links to other resources to help you cope.
What we are doing
For the safety of our members and volunteers we have made the decision to cancel all face-to-face DAAS meetings until further notice.
The DAAS Drop-In at Rossmore Library on Fridays (1st and 3rd of the month) will also be suspended until further notice.
Join us online instead
Instead of our face-to-face meetings, we are offering an online chat every Tuesday at 7.30pm – 8.30pm. The chatroom will be open from 7.20pm. Go to the chatroom.
Here are some useful resources to help you during the crisis.
Autistic UK has a very useful and comprehensive Covid-19 resource centre for autistic people.
Consider printing and completing an Autism Hospital Passport or an Autism Covid-19 Individual Health Action Plan. These are downloadable documents you can fill in to help you prepare should you need medical treatment.
Coronavirus Information from the National Autistic Society
Coping with the Uncertainty of Covid-19 A guide from Autistica
Support and information in Dorset The Help and Kindness website is a central resource for details of local groups supporting people in need of help during the crisis. It contains links to health and council information in the Dorset Council area and will be soon expanded to the BCP Council area too.
BCP Council Covid-19 information for residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole including details of ‘Together We Can’, a community response to help vulnerable people in the BCP area.
Help and Kindness has details of local support groups.
Our Useful Information and Support page also has links to many local and national organisations.