RESOURCES & INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES DURING COVID-19
Resources to Support Special Education Students at Home
Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities
Tools For Meeting Life’s Challenges is pleased to present two free webinars specifically for individuals with a disability and their families during the COVID-19 epidemic. One webinar will focus on the critical medical, nursing and advocacy issues, and the other on educational and legal issues.
Target Audience: These seminars are intended for families and caregivers of children and adults with catastrophic physical disabilities as well as for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Doctors, Nurses, Clinicians, Case Managers, Rehab Counselors, Educators, Social Workers and other medical providers. Listen in or watch at your convenience. You will be able to email your questions. Both of the webinars will be posted on 4/25 at 12 pm for viewing on the websites www.toolsmlc.org and www.traumaticbraininjury.com
Webinar: CRITICAL MEDICAL AND ADVOCACY ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19.
Monica Kondrad will talk about accessing healthcare and home health/nursing services. Joe Scullin will talk about advocacy activity and strategies in accessing benefits and services.
Webinar: CRITICAL EDUCATIONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19.
Richard Weishaupt will talk on government cash benefits, including SSI, SSDI, General Assistance, and SNAP. He will also talk about Medicaid and Medicare. Leah Batchis will talk about advocacy and issues In the educational program process.
Resources for Homeowners and Renters
The NJ Counseling and Mortgage Finance Agency is working with community partners to provide counseling services for homeowners and renters during the current pandemic. There is no charge for this service.
Please call 1-800-NJ-HOUSE for more information, or contact one of the following organizations if you live in Middlesex County:
Consumer Credit and Budget Counseling
Epic CDC (formerly Faith Fellowship CDC)
Navicore Housing Counseling: 1-866-472-4557
NJ Citizen Action
Puerto Rican Action Board
Resources For Those Looking For Employment
Are you interested in working as a substitute teacher even during these challenging days? If so, ESS has adapted to virtual interviews to ensure applicants’ health and well-being. We are accepting applicants for substitute teachers, classroom aides and secretaries. We thank you in advance for your interest in ESS. To help you learn more about the numerous benefits a career in education provides, ESS is conducting a series of virtual information sessions. Zoom sessions are scheduled for:
- Monday, April 27th, from 2:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
- Wednesday, April 29nd, from 11:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
- Friday, May 1st, from 2:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Register today to learn more about this exciting opportunity by contacting Tom Pfister at Tpfister@ess.com.
Resources for Parents of Young Children
IPA Play: Support for Parents and Caretakers
Resources for Learning & Fitness
https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness – live fitness classes from Planet Fitness
My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule Activity
See below for pdf
Resources for Mental Health Professionals
High Focus Centers is pleased to announce an encore presentation of their free Community Education Webinar Series starting Wednesday, May 6, 2020!
Join us for 1 – or all 5! – free, live webinars presented by Dara Gasior, PsyD., from the comfort of your own home and earn 2 CEs per webinar! Registration is limited to 250 participants per webinar. Webinar access instructions will be provided following registration.
*WEBINAR 1: Self Harm and Suicide: Does One Lead to the Other? The Importance of Responding to Cries for Help
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST) | FREE | 2 CEs
*WEBINAR 2: Group Therapy Skills: How to Engage Difficult Group Members
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST) | FREE | 2 CEs
*WEBINAR 3: Evidence Based Practices for the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST) | FREE | 2 CEs
*WEBINAR 4: Family Therapy: Working with Challenging Family Dynamics in Effective Manner
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST) | FREE | 2 CEs
*WEBINAR 5: Treatment of Trauma: Helping Victims Become Survivors and Thrivers
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST) | FREE | 2 CEs