COVID-19 resources for individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers and the workforce that supports them.

Parents of children with special needs are incredibly resilient, a quality that has been tested during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Disruption to daily routines has been difficult, these parents say, and the secret to success is developing strong support networks.  See the links below for more information.

Building a Support Network

Delaware County Family Resource Center
Providing support, resources, and connection to residents of Delaware County
https://strengtheninginfamilies.org/

Interlock ECI: Come Together for Autism
Interlock networks with providers and families to bring the best of both worlds together. Their mission is to assist and educate families in East Central Indiana living with autism spectrum disorders, and to assist local special education classrooms to accommodate the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders.
http://www.interlockin.org/

Financial Assistance

Financial and Estate Planning for Children with Special Needs

Related to COVID-19 Stimulus 

Education

COVID-19 Resources to Keep Busy from Home
https://www.autism.nf.net/covid-19-resources-to-keep-busy-from-home/

Stimulate My Child’s Communication When They Have Little or No Oral Language
https://www.debrechildpsychiatry.org/post/stimulate-my-child-s-communication-when-they-have-little-or-no-oral-language

ADHD & Lockdown: How to Manage the End of the Day if Agitation and Impulsivity Are at Their Peak
https://www.debrechildpsychiatry.org/post/adhd-lockdown-how-to-manage-the-end-of-the-day-if-agitation-and-impulsivity-are-at-their-peak

How can I home-school my child with a neurodevelopmental disorder?
https://www.debrechildpsychiatry.org/post/how-can-i-home-school-my-child-with-a-neurodevelopmental-disorder

The PATINS Project is a state-wide technical assistance network that connects Indiana’s local education agencies (LEAs) to Accessible Materials, Assistive Technology, Professional Development & Technical Support through the Indiana Departments of Education and Administration. PATINS helps to ensure that ALL students can access, participate, and progress within their general curriculum.
https://www.patinsproject.org/

Children with Autism

Caring for Individuals with Autism during a Crisis
https://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/Caring_individuals_autism_during_crisis.pdf

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/sites/afirm.fpg.unc.edu/files/covid-resources/Supporting%20Individuals%20with%20Autism%20through%20Uncertian%20Times%20Full%20Packet.pdf

Supporting Children with Autism During COVID-19
https://www.readingrockets.org/article/supporting-children-autism-during-covid-19

 

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