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“A Simple Approach to Help Your Child With IEP Goals While Sheltering at Home”
Children’s Specialized Hospital developed this resource to help parents support their child’s IEP goals without feeling unnecessarily burdened. It is available in English and Spanish.
“Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are warning the public about several emerging fraud schemes related to COVID-19 vaccines.
This handout outlines the signs of potential scams and how to report them.
The Findhelp.org website allows individuals to search and connect to support no matter where they live. Share your zip code to find area resources that include financial assistance, housing, food pantries, medical care, transportation and other free or reduced-cost help.
“Got You Covered” in Carterville
“Got You Covered” is a non-profit organization that provides diapers, baby wipes and infant hygiene products to families in need. Diapers are available for infants, children and adults.
“Got You Covered” is located in the First United Methodist Church in Carterville. Diapers are provided as available. Anyone needing access to diapers, or who wants to donate diapers, can call (618) 922-6355 or reach out through the organization’s Facebook page.
“How Can Schools Safely Social Distance; Particularly for Students with Special Services and Full-Time Aides?”
The Child Neurology Foundation provides these tips for students with special services and full-time aides to return to school safely.
“How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Kids with Special Healthcare Needs” Podcast
On this podcast from RadioMD, which features experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a pediatrician who focuses on children with special healthcare needs discusses ideas for how families can cope with the pandemic, especially when the supports provided by schools are unavailable.
“Social Story” About Getting a Vaccine
The Center for Dignity in Health Care for People with Disabilities at the Univesity of Cincinnati UCEDD provides this two-page “social story” about getting a vaccine.
“Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times” toolkit
The “Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times” online toolkit is from an interdisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help families and caregivers supporting individuals with autism during the COVID-19 epidemic.
“What Heart Patients Should Know About Coronavirus”
Information from the American Heart Association about “What Heart Patients Should Know About Coronavirus”
“What’s New in the 2020 ISBE Parent Guide on Understanding Special Education in Illinois?”
Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center provides a summary of the key updates in the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2020 Parent Guide on Special Education.