Apr 8, 2020

Resources during COVID-19


Many places have resources for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Several are listed below.
  • The Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati has a list of resources for families at home during the COVID-19 crisis, which includes social and educational activities. Click here to view the list, which begins on page 14.
  • UC UCEDD has a list of information and resources from local, state and national organizations to help people with DD during COVID-19. Click here for the list.
  • Many school districts, food pantries, restaurants and other organizations are providing food assistance while school is out. Click here for a list, which begins on page 5.
  • The Ohio Department of DD has created regional support teams to help with issues such as health and safety, early intervention, ISPs, service coordination, and more. They also issued specific guidance for day services providers, direct support professionals and more. Find the latest information here
Other information
    • Be mindful and intentional about your personal hygiene etiquette. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand-sanitizer, and avoid touching your face.
    • Stay home when you are sick and avoid large gatherings. 
    • Create a plan in case you, a family member, a caregiver, or an employee is sick.
    • If you are healthy and able to do so, consider donating blood to help with the national shortage. Contact Hoxworth to schedule an appointment.
    • The Ohio Department of Health also has a public hotline on the coronavirus, which is available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
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