Resource page for special needs families related to Covid 19:

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

Local Jewish Organizations:

  • Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center Helene and Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department: virtual events, group calls and Sunday School. alil@levisjcc.org and https://levisjcc.org/ourjathome/specialneeds/
  • Friendship Circle Virtual: virtual programs for individuals with special needs throughout the day, in concert with other Circles https://www.facebook.com/groups/210303023392193/
  • JAFCO Children’s Ability Center: virtual daily activities provided by Ability Center instructors, and support groups for parents and grandparents. Live Stream & Virtual Classes
  • Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services: parent and grandparent support groups, information and referrals, case management for adults with disabilities, emergency food pantry and financial assistance related to COVID-19, counseling and more. 561-852-3112 or tzippir@ralesjfs.org
  • Yachad, National Jewish Council for Disabilities: virtual programs for individuals with special needs and their families throughout the day, in concert with other affiliates. https://www.yachad.org/yachadondemand

Exceptional Ensembell HandBell Choir Family Style – fun interactive music therapy sessions. www.exceptionalensembell.org or email ExceptionalEnsembell@gmail.com for a free online introductory session.

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:

National Down Syndrome Society:

Deaf Resources:

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

Please click here to view the flier of Virtual Special Needs Support Groups: