Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips

Mother and child with nurse

The coronavirus impacts everyone. But it creates added challenges for some people. That includes kids and adults with learning differences or disabilities.

We’ve created this resource to make the health crisis easier to manage. There are tools and information to help at home, at school, and at work. We’ll be providing updates on issues that impact learning, special education, talking with kids, and the workplace.

This situation is quickly evolving. The most important thing is to be informed on the health aspects of the virus. You can get updates at the Centers for Disease Control website. Your state health department and school district may be other good resources. So is the American Academy of Pediatrics.

We’ll be updating and adding to our information. So keep checking back.

How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids

Many kids find news about the virus upsetting or confusing. It can be especially hard for kids who have trouble processing information or managing emotions.

School Closings and Special Education

With some schools already closing, you may wonder what it will mean if kids have to learn at home for a while. And what happens to kids’ instruction and supports if they get special education services?

Activities to Keep Kids Busy at Home

If kids have to stay home or activities are canceled because of the virus, it can be hard to find ways to keep them busy.

Disability Issues at Work

This health crisis can raise workplace questions when it comes to employees with disabilities. Check back for information on best practices.

 

SOURCE: UNDERSTOOD.ORG