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This document provides suggestions and resources for family members and caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs. We understand that families and caregivers are facing unique challenges and stresses during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the end of this document for a list of resources to support families and caregivers. These resources were last updated on March 17, 2021.
As more people are fully vaccinated, it is still very important to wear well-fitted masks, practice physical distancing, wash hands frequently, and adhere to other prevention measures.
Key resources are offered in the table below.
More resources specifically for families are available on the Center for Family Health's COVID-19 Resource Page.
Family Resource Centers (FRC)
Parent to parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with disabilities.
Local Public Health Departments
The best source for local information about COVID-19 and community resources available during this time.
Regional centers provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.