We are excited to have many of our events and programs back in person! For a full schedule of events (both Zoom and in-person), please visit our events page:
Leo The Lion
Paint or ink pad
1 black pipe cleaner cut in half
Dip hand in paint or press onto ink pad and make hand prints on the white paper. Cut them out. Do one picture at a time and have fun.
Cassie Stephens’ Blog: https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com
Cereal Box Puzzle
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence is offering clinicians on call 24 hours a day 631-979-1700.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill offering telephone support for those coping with a loved one with mental health issues during this time of crisis. 1-800-950-6264
Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 365 days a year 1-800-985-5990
Stay Calm During this Crisis: https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering the following services to families
- “Virtual” therapeutic programs such as music, art and dance therapy to serve individuals who either cannot, or are advised not to, leave their homes. Visit their Facebook page to participate.
- The AFA Helpline remains open with its normal hours of operation (9 am to 9 pm ET on weekdays, 9 am to 3 pm ET on weekends). Connect with a licensed social worker by calling 866-232-8484, through our website, alzfdn.org, by clicking on the blue and white chat icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the page or by sending a text message to 646-586-5283 (the web chat and text chat accepts conversations in more than 90 languages).
- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America can be reached @ 866-232-8484.
American Society on Aging has webinars for caregivers – www.asaging.org
What to know and How to protect yourself during COVID 19 Outbreak: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping during COVID-19 for children and caregivers
The Child Mind Institute resources on how to talk about COVID-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19
Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides some strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety
Boys Town has information on talking to children about the information they are hearing
https://www.autismspeaks.org/science-news/what-should-autism-community-know-about-coronavirus-outbreak Information for the autism community regarding COVID 19
https://acl.gov/COVID-19 info on what do individuals with disabilities need to know
Education information regarding children with disabilities during the COVID 19 outbreak: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/q-and-a-providing-services-to-children-with-disabilities-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-outbreak/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/03/08/5-things-to-know-about-coronavirus-and-people-with-disabilities/#6c77d9991d21 – helpful tips
https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/coronavirus-facts-for-chronic-illness-patients/ – info regarding individuals with chronic illnesss regarding COVID 19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html – helpful tips and info
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center – helpful tips and info