Carl Zimmer, science reporter and author of the “Matter” column for The New York Times, takes questions from children across the country. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/podcasts/the-daily/kids-coronavirus.html
From the WA State Community Connectors: This open forum is in response to Covid-19 and the impacts on families with children who have needs related to their behavioral health.
This is a bit long but may be worth the time to read if someone in your family needs accessible telecommunication equipment. The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED) Program serves clients all over Washington State and helps them get the equipment and training they need to communicate with their friends, family, doctors, caregivers, therapists, emergency services, [...]
We need each other. Being isolated from other people can make our physical and mental health worse and can trigger anxiety and depression. Social distancing is hard on our bodies and our emotions. Read more below. https://medium.com/wadepthealth/social-distancing-and-mental-health-2b056eb9e144
I just learned about this website and it's currently very relevant information on Teaching Your Special Needs Child at Home. I don't know if it's free or not but thought I'd pass along the information. https://artofspecialneedsparenting.com/
Do you have a developmental disability or support someone who does? Do you have questions and concerns about what is happening with COVID-19? Are you looking for resources or just want to connect with others who understand what you are going through? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and you live in [...]
Our illustrated plain talk guide on COVID-19 goes beyond the basics of the virus to address confusion and fears around losing everyday freedoms as school, work and businesses close, and everyone is asked to stay at home. Click here for links to the illustrated guide (PDF), audio (on YouTube) and text only transcript (Word.)
Overall Guidelines: https://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/press-releases/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-resources Information Specific to Special Education: