Resources for parents and family

Facemask Exemptions

On the 24 of July, it will become mandatory for most people to wear facemasks in shops across England, including Cheshire East. Face coverings is already mandatory for public transport since 15 June.

There is many reasons why someone might be exempt from wearing a mask. This includes children under 11, but also includes those with breathing difficulties or other disabilities.

Autism also comes under these exemptions, regardless of age or ability. The reasons may include:

  • Sensory feedback and discomfort from mask material, suction or warm air
  • Finding it difficult to communicate with others
  • Understanding and anxiety around why, where and when to wear a mask

Printing and carrying an exemption card such as this one (PDF,  207KB) may help when travelling in case you are questioned by staff.

Resources about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Transition Resources

Health Passports for visiting Hospitals

Visiting Hospitals can be daunting for people on the Autism Spectrum and for those who care for them to relay the relevant and right information. These resources below can be helpful to Hospital staff to avoid repeated questions and queries on how best to support you during your stay in Hospital. These resources can be used at anytime, and is not specific just to Coronavirus."

Learning Activities for Children at Home

This section includes websites not linked to Cheshire East Council, and intended as suggested activities only

Family information

Parent and Carer Information

Emotional difficulties

Language and communication

CEAT Library forms

Document accessibility

Contact details

theautismteam@cheshireeast.gov.uk

01270 685960

Cheshire East Autism Team
Floor 5, Delamere House C/o Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

Crewe
Cheshire
CW1 2BJ

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