Little book of survival in confinement (par Aurélie Raidron) for the use of people on the autism spectrum and/or isolated and/or with mental disorders and their friends and relatives

Author : Aurélie Raidron
Translated from french to english by : Jessica Chambers and Virginie Jousset

CAUTION


Because of the current situation, this text was drafted in a hurry. It is intended for people on the spectrum of autism living independently. It was written between Monday 16th of March and Thursday 19th of March and was published on the 20th March2020. Some of the advice provided in this book may no longer be applicable depending on the guidelines imposed by the government (and depending on your country).

The terms "PAS", " IPs", "PMDs", "PAS/I/MDs"(for "individuals on the autism spectrum and/or isolated and/or mentally disordered") have been adopted for ease of reading. Their use will be justified if necessary.

The term "mental disorder" refers to illnesses and disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, Eating Disorder, GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Borderline Personality Disorder, etc.

This text is not a therapy but has been validated by a neuropsychologist specializing in CBT. I would like to thank Florian Gatto for his verification.



It is forbidden to :

-Reproduce this work without the name of its author.

-Sell this book. It was not written for profit but in the hope of helping the confined daily life of an audience in difficulty.

-Plagiarize this text and make it your own.

Itis advised to :

-Share this text as much as possible, making it public

-To have the persons concerned read it and invite them to specify their needs using the points raised here.

-Contact a doctor if you have any doubts about a given situation. This text is not a medical accompaniment and does not replace the opinion of a specialist.


It is not advised to :

-Make decisions for those concerned, except in cases of mortal danger.

-Administer or take medication without medical advice.

-To consider this book as a self-diagnostic tool (beware of the Barnum effect !)


INTRODUCTION

Although accustomed to isolation or withdrawal, some PASs are not necessarily de-socialized. Being on a spectrum, they consequently do not have the same needs and co-morbidities are not uncommon. IP/MD are also among the most vulnerable populations in terms of managing the current health phenomenon.

Some advice and recommendations may prove useful in these times of confinement and exceptional measures, where cooperation may be complicated by the specificities and needs of each one.

This book is intended to be as inclusive as possible. Unfortunately, it is not free of errors and requires your indulgence.


CONTENTS

I. NOTES FOR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES

II. NOTES FOR PAS/I/MD

III. ACTIVITIES

IV. RESOURCES



I. NOTES FOR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES

A) UNLOADING, ACCOMPANYING, ARRANGING

B) PANIC ATTACKS

C) TRANSFORMING TOGETHER

D) TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

II. NOTES FOR PAS/I/MD 16

A) PREVENTING, ORGANIZING,

ARRANGING

B) PANIC ATTACKS

C) TRANSFORMING TOGETHER

D) TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

III. ACTIVITIES

A) PHOTOGRAPHY

B) SINGING

C) WRITING

D) FILMING

IV. RESOURCES

A) AUTISM

B) COVID-19 INFORMATION

C) LEARNING

D) READING

E) MENTAL HEALTH

F) VIDEO MEDIA

Using Format