Activities and support during coronavirus


Here are some activity ideas for children with special needs and disabilities. We’ve also included tips on looking after yourself and supporting your children at this difficult time.

Some of the activities are online and children should be supervised. See our guidance on staying safe online.

To keep up to date



@CLASSPlusEastSussex (for families with children with autism)

To get support

Support organisations

Contact our Helpline for advice on learning at home, behaviour, wellbeing and more

Open for Parents website and helpline

Local parent carer support groups

Supporting your child at home pack

Routines and timetables

Learning through play

Emotional wellbeing

Pick and mix activities

Get Set Club 10 day home challenge from Wave Leisure

Video activity demos for young children from Dingley’s Promise

Short indoor activities for older children on the Scouts website

Live online activities on the The Sensory Project website (scroll down on page)

Interactive activities from Disability Challengers

100 things to do indoors from Spread the Happiness

Daily activity videos for disabled children on Swings and Smiles Twitter and Facebook.

Planning your day

A simple home learning timetable to help you structure your days

Make your own timetable with symbols from Disability Challengers

Get active

Live sports and exercise online daily from Active Sussex and Reboot

Disability accessible workout videos on Superhero Series Facebook

Regular yoga videos on Cosmic Kids Yoga You Tube

Live P.E lessons every day with Joe Wicks


Calm Zone from Childline

Free Calm Pack from Relax Kids

Get creative

Covid time capsule pack Long Creations

Do the 30 day Lego challenge from Fun Learning for Kids

Animal colour in sheets from Marwell Zoo

Reading and stories

EBooks, eComics, competitions and more at East Sussex Libraries

MAKATON signed stories from Singing Hands

Activity sheets from David Walliams

Home learning websites

Live lessons at BBC Bitesize

Free to use websites during the coronavirus outbreak

Try these creative ideas to break up home education

A list of learning websites for parents and schools from GOV.UK

Careers actvivities

Interactive activities, including for children with additional needs, from East Sussex Careers Hub

Visual and hearing impairment

Videos to help you make play inclusive on Sense You Tube


Try these 10 activities for children with autism

Some advice to help you support your child with change

Tips on supporting children with change on various websites

Guidance on routine, sleep, exercise and more from Council for Disabled Children

Follow us on Facebook @CLASSPlusEastSussex

Talking about the coronavirus

Printable story book about Covid 19 in several languages from Manuela Molina

Advice for young people from Young Minds

A mini-blog for siblings of disabled children from Sibs

Easy read guides about coronavirus and coronavirus and your wellbeing

Looking after yourself as a parent or carer

Advice from Mental Health Foundation

Self care tips if you are feeling anxious from Mind

Contact a local parent carer support group online or by phone