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CORONAVIRUS/COVID 19

As we continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WV Birth to Three (WVBTT) State Office would like to thank our practitioners for your continued dedication to West Virginia’s infants/toddlers with developmental delay and their families.

To our WVBTT families we are grateful for you who recognize the importance of continuing your Birth to Three journey during this time.

As a program, WVBTT will continue to offer information and guidance during this unprecedented time.

 

 

COVID 19 RESOURCES

 

WVBTT Parent Packet for Ongoing Services new

Parent Letter
How to Protect Yourself and Others
WVBTT Safety Protocol
Parental Consent Form for Services

WVBTT Families – Coronavirus/COVID-19

AUTISM AND COVID-19

Autism and the Coronavirus: Resources for Families - Child Mind Institute new

  • Tips for Talking with Your Child with Autism About the Coronavirus
  • Tips for Developing Routines, Schedules and an Emergency Plan
  • Tips for Teaching Handwashing to Children with ASD
  • Tips for ABA Service Providers

COVID-19 Information and Resources - Autism Speaks - A list of resources for the autism community organized by topic. The situation around the current spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, so make sure you stay informed by visiting the CDC’s information page regularly. new

COVID-19 - Autism Society - The Autism Society of America understands the ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, and the added challenges it brings to the autism community. We will continually update relevant and reputable resources surrounding Coronavirus, and provide support during this crisis, and always.new

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times - AFIRM - All children and young adults require support from caregivers during times of stress and uncertainty, such as those we are facing now with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Coping with the unknown and navigating school closures, abrupt changes in routines, loss of connections with teachers and friends, and fear around contracting the virus- are burdens for all, and caregivers play an important role in helping children and young adults understand the changes and process their related feelings. Individuals with autism may need additional support to process the news and adapt to the many changes. This population may face additional challenges related to comprehension, communication, difficulty understanding abstract language, an insistence on sameness, and a greater likelihood of anxiety and depression—all of which may be exacerbated during this stressful period. new

FAQs for Hotlines Receiving Calls About DHHR Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

WVDHHR: WV PATH - DHHR Information for Health Care, Family Assistance, Food and Nutrition

WVU Online Map of COVID-19 Test Sites – statewide testing map and site information updated as new sites are made available

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC: Caring for Children

ZERO TO THREE: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

Zero to Three: Sheltering in Place: An Emotional Rollercoaster

Supporting Families During COVID-19

FAQ: The CARES Act - Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. Many people have questions about how the new law impacts their families and businesses.

VIDEO CONFERENCING 101 - This video discusses the use of the SS-OO-PP-RR framework for guiding home visits, whether in-person or delivered through video conferencing, and also reviews general considerations when delivering home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. new

SafeLink Wireless is offering an additional 5 GB of data for families who use this phone service.  Please visit: SafeLink Wireless

WVDHHR - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Behavioral Health new

CENTER ON THE DEVELOPING CHILD – HARVARD UNIVERSITY -  The Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and recommendations to help you through this challenging time. This guide pulls together information on COVID-19, what it means for child development, and easy-to-share resources that can help parents and caregivers, as well as child care providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families. new

A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development new

 

 

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