#HereToHelp Resources for Families and Caregivers

Promoting Health, Safety, and Well-Being

The following resources offers tips, ideas, and strategies to support personal well-being.

COVID-19 Toolkit for DSPs The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created a COVID-19 toolkit for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).
Healthy Relationship Curriculum Healthy Relationships Curriculum offers a series of mini-lessons on developing social skills, daily hygiene, life skills, and practical daily, home, and community activities.
Free Covid19 Resources from Conscious Discipline Conscious Discipline is a leader in social emotional learning and is now offering free webinars for educators and families to help with COVID-19.
Free Social Thinking Resources Social Thinking is offering free resources to use at home and school, including videos of read aloud books with downloadable think sheets, social detective mini-curriculum, and more.
Virtual Free Trauma Informed Care Summit Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, in partnership with Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Ohio Children’s Alliance, will host a VIRTUAL Trauma Informed Care Summit May 19-20, 2020.
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM) offers strategies and resources designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with autism during this period of uncertainty.
Parent and Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19 The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides this resource to get you thinking about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family—both physically and emotionally—and what you can do to help your family cope.
Ways for Families to Support O&M Growth Discover strategies and resources that families can use to support and nurture the development of skills for safe and independent travel.
Tips for Social Distancing The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) offers strategies on how to manage feelings of isolation related to social distancing.
How to Support Children (and Yourself) During the COVID-19 Outbreak This short guide from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University outlines ideas to support families.
How to Use Charting the LifeCourse in Challenging Times Charting the Lifecourse tools are designed to support families in ways to maximize their capacity and strengths so they can best support and nurture the achievement of self-determination, interdependence, productivity, integration, and inclusion for their family members.