Like all parents, we are doing our best to figure out a routine that works for our family, all while maintaining homes, jobs and relationships. Our top priority, of course, is health and safety. But for many of us home-bound families of kids with disabilities, we have the added questions of how best to provide the supports our children need for emotional wellness and learning while at home.
As parents, we are getting information sent to us left and right. And, if you are like me, we are also seeking information more than ever. There are so many resources out there. How do we sift through all of the information to find what works for our family?
We are excited to share with you our new resource page, Resources for home-bound families of kids with special needs.
This page includes tips and ideas for fun things to do at home with kids, how to manage your own mental health while home-bound with your children, and educational resources – all designed for families with children with special needs during this global pandemic.
We’ve been working hard to help you find resources that work for you and your child. We have waded (and continue to wade) through the flood of resources online to identify those that are specific to students with disabilities.
Our goal is the same as it always is: to make it easier for you to find what you need.
Families and schools are settling into our new normal and as we are figuring this out, things are changing often. Here’s what we suggest:
Look for communication from the teachers or school board (find Louisiana or Massachusetts updates here). You can also contact your teacher. They may have specific lessons or assignments to share, or topics or skill areas to address.
Contact your private therapists if you haven’t already. Many therapists are offering telehealth services (and should still be covered by insurance or Medicaid). Sometimes sessions can even be held through a video call online. (More to come on this in our next blog!)
Keep checking back with our page, Resources for home-bound families of kids with special needs. We are working hard every day to keep it updated and useful. Please let us know what you think and what we could do better!
Do you know a family who could use our resources? Share on social and let’s keep talking!