Celebrating 50 Years of Support

Once a week during the pandemic, we are sending our Community Connections Newsletter which provides the latest resources available in our community. Sign up for the most up-to-date information. 


FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO BE TESTED AND TREATED FOR COVID-19

Some people with developmental disabilities may not be able to describe their internal states and symptoms, such as difficulty breathing. Please keep this in mind during the COVID-19 screening process.


MULTILINGUAL OPTIONS FOR GOV. DEWINE'S PRESS CONFERENCES

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 OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES


 

UNDERSTANDING THE CORONAVIRUS


FUN ACTIVITIES


EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES


RESOURCES


STRESS & ANXIETY

  • COVID CareLine: 1-800-720-9616 is a new, toll-free number and emotional support call service through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Behavioral health professionals are available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. After 8 pm, the CareLine will forward to the National Suicide Prevention Helpline.
  • Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
  • Ask a Psychologist - This is a new type of virtual visit being offered by Cincinnati Children's Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics' psychology team. New and existing patients may call 513-636-8107 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with the next available psychologist. This service is not intended to be a crisis hotline.
  • Butler County DD Community Facebook group - for caregivers of those with developmental disabilities to connect with one another, seek advice, and share resources, ideas, challenges and success stories of how you and your family are dealing with these uncertain times.
  • Pause Family Network Facebook group - connect, process, share ideas and benefit from interactive Zoom meet-ups with other caregivers of children with special needs in Butler County. Also check out their full day schedule and half day schedule developed to help establish structure throughout the day during this time.
  • VirusAnxiety.com
  • CDC's recommendations
  • Ohio Department of Health's list of resources 
  • Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook 

  • COVID CareLine: 1-800-720-9616 is a new, toll-free number and emotional support call service through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Behavioral health professionals are available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. After 8 pm, the CareLine will forward to the National Suicide Prevention Helpline.