We are living in an unprecedented time. Sweeping changes enacted to protect families' health have put us all in roles that we were unprepared to take on. We at CFK know that for families with a concern about their child already, this may be a particularly challenging time.
As with our other resource guides, we've taken the top four resources recommended by local experts in the field to help you get started. Additional resources will be added as they are collected.
Concerned that your child or a member of your family is sick with COVID-19?
All families are urged to follow guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (en español). In addition, the major hospitals in Northeast Ohio have published the following guidelines on how to access care.
You're Not Alone.
In addition to the resources on this page, CFK offers opportunities to learn and connect with other families.
To Learn More:
Organizations Providing Trusted Health Resources
The following organizations have been identified as places to get trusted information on COVID-19:
Podcasts and Video Content to Support Families During Closures
The following podcasts have been created to support families during COVID-19 closures:
The following organizations and resources are available for questions about special education in Ohio during school closure:
Families with children diagnosed with moderate-to-severe disabilities or medically fragile conditions may benefit from the following resources:
Families who have had a change in financial status may benefit from the following resources:
Recommended Websites & Downloads to Explain COVID-19 to Children
Families may benefit from the following websites and downloads for help in explaining COVID-19 to children:
Coronavirus video from BrainPop
Talking to Children about Coronavirus from ChildMind Institute
Coronavirus Social Story from The Autism Educator
What You Need to Know About Hand Washing video from the CDC