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RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES

FAU CARD Guide regarding the Coronavirus: https://www.flipsnack.com/FAUCARD/parent-resource-guide.html. Includes resources and a social story for children and other good things.

Comic story for kids to understand the virus: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus


University of Miami
Social Story regarding the virus: http://umcard.org/files/3915/8422/3594/COVID-19_Social_Narrative.pdf or video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkZ23tDzN4c&feature=youtu.be

Mini Schedule or Visual Task List: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b0edb3f266c07458c681630/t/5e71670f7e311f4e19b56056/1584490255955/using+checklist+with+blank+templates.pdf


Autism Speaks:

·       https://www.autismspeaks.org/science-news/how-handle-clinical-care-during-social-distancing-and-schoolprogram-closures

·       https://youtu.be/IFTx7VaHtTI

·       Friendship Circle Virtual: Virtual classes for individuals with special needs - https://www.facebook.com/groups/210303023392193/

·       Yachad, National Jewish Council for Disabilities: https://www.yachad.org/yachadondemand


National Down Syndrome Society:

·       https://www.ndss.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus_Fact_Sheet_-1.pdf

·       https://www.ndss.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Update-from-NDSS-FINAL.pdf


Deaf Resources:

·       CDC develops 9 new video resources on COVID-19 topics in American Sign Language

o   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J&deliveryName=USCDC_1054_DM25920


Social-Recreational Programs:

·       Exceptional Ensembell HandBell Choir Family Style fun interactive music therapy sessions.

o   4 classes for $60 (1 class a week), led by a certified Music Therapist.

o   Monday’s at 10 AM and Thursdays at 5:30 PM.

o   Email ExceptionalEnsembell@gmail.com for a free online introductory session.

o    www.exceptionalensembell.org to register.

·       Friendship Circle Virtual: Virtual classes for individuals with special needs - https://www.facebook.com/groups/210303023392193/

·       JAFCO Children’s Ability Center: daily virtual activities provided by instructors from the Ability Center  Live Stream & Virtual Classes

·       Levi’s JCC Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department, virtual events, classes and Sunday School alil@levisjcc.org and https://levisjcc.org/ourjathome/specialneeds/

·       Yachad, National Jewish Council for Disabilities: https://www.yachad.org/yachadondemand

 

Interesting articles:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-calm-a-child-with-autism-4177696

https://www.wikilawn.com/blog/landscaping/create-safe-sensory-friendly-backyard-landscape-special-needs-child/

https://childmind.org/article/treating-sensory-processing-issues/

https://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/10-social-emotional-activities-for-home/


5 Things to know about the Corona Virus and People with Disabilities: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/03/08/5-things-to-know-about-coronavirus-and-people-with-disabilities/#5275d1391d21


RespectAbility – Great resources for webinars, film/movie/television industry and much more: https://www.respectability.org/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/a-time-of-unprecedented-fear-for-parents-of-adults-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities/2020/04/02/9c195416-7295-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html


The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive online resource guide and the availability of a Special Needs Community Liaison for the purpose of providing information to people with disabilities.

The JAA is the community’s network that links people to resources, services, support groups, workshops, clinics and recreational programs within the community. It is easy to navigate and can be searched by age and needs.

Visit southpalmbeach.jewishabilities.org

Special Needs Community Liaison, Tzippi Rosen, is dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate the website and recommends available resources.

Tzippi Rosen can be reached at 561-852-3145 or at jaa@bocafed.org.