Free resources to get your special needs child through Social Distancing

With the ongoing news of COVID-19 spread, things have been changing quickly but one thing remains constant: the importance of social distancing.

As our norms have begun to change as a result of social distancing, many businesses have started shifting the way they deliver services.

We have compiled a list of our favorite tools and resources to help you manage this new norm at home. It is our hope that there is at least one thing on this list that helps you in some way.

We will continue to update this list as we learn of new resources, practices and tools!

Activities to keep your kids busy:

We realize many families have more than one child so we have compiled a list of activities to keep your kids busy.

Physical activities for your Special Needs child:

We imagine many parents feel stressed about regular services and classes no longer being available in-person. Below is complied a list of online resources for your child to get them through social distancing in a healthy way.

Additionally many Physical Therapy facilities are now offering Telehealth consults in an effort to maintain social distancing. Contact your team to find out if this is possible.

If you’re looking for a new therapist, we recommend Smile Therapy for Kids and the NAPA Center.

Activities for mom and dad to take care of themselves:

Lastly, don’t forget to take care of yourselves! The news and day-to-day can get really stressful, so it is important to take a minute or two and breathe. If you have more time, here are some exercise, mediation and social tools.

Additional tips

This is an unprecedented time in history. There is no rule book or guidelines on how to get through it. We hope that you’re well and wish you and your family love and peace.

If there are other tips and resources that we missed, please share them with us. We will share them in this document for others to see.