Distance Learning Day 25
(feels like day 231):

Kids have graduated.
#Done.
#EpicParentingWin
MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH
Families Connected is putting together a craft kit for children and youth to make a special Mother's Day gift to honor their mothers. If you would like an easy-to-make, all-supplies-provided craft with instructions included, email Nancy to coordinate a pick up time. All crafts will be left on a bench with family name on it outside the main door of The Arc (South door) at 4181 E. Street in Springfield.

And to all the strong, devoted, inspirational and hardworking mothers, we wish you a Happy Mother's Day! May your day be filled with self-care, and may you be surrounded by all the people and things you love most.
PREPARE NOW FOR ILLNESS

Parents should discuss and make plans in the event someone in the family were to contract the coronavirus. Plan now to avoid a crisis later. If you have a child with a disability, a parent can now enter the hospital with their child. Read the Hospital Visitation Policy to learn more about this exception and be sure you communicate this to the hospital administration and security. Determine who will remain with the child in the hospital and who will care for the other children at home. Also, have a plan in the event a parent becomes sick.
ACTIVITY KITS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH

Families Connected and The Arc Lane County have created activity kits to help keep children and youth engaged and entertained at home. Each kit comes with all the supplies, tools and instructions for a fun activity. Parents can arrange a pick-up time, and the activity kit will be left on the bench outside The Arc's main door at a prearranged time. When done, simply return the box with the tools to the bench, and we will sanitize and replenish the materials for another family. To request an activity kit, contact Nancy or Annie .
RESOURCES TO HELP FAMILIES DURING PANDEMIC
Here's a list of helpful federal, state and local resources:


Families who have experienced a change in income due to the pandemic, may also qualify for the Oregon Health Plan .
FOOD BOXES AVAILABLE

The Arc has received a grant to provide Food Boxes to families who have a child with a disability. Call or text Jo Ann at 541-521-9304 to request a food box, and the box will be delivered to your doorstep. All food box recipients will remain confidential.

If you have already requested a food box, you can make another request after 14 days.