Parenting Moments
presented by Healthier Urban Families at Wayne State University
Sept 2020
Well summer is winding down and school is back in! There was so much uncertainty regarding whether school would be in person, virtual or some combination of the two. I hope that you and your family are adjusting to whatever type of learning is going on at your home.  
For this edition of Parenting Moments, we would like to offer information and resources to families with children with special needs. We realize that this has been a particularly challenging time for you and we hope that you find the information helpful.
The Michigan Alliance For Families provides resources and support to parents of children with special needs including disability specific resources.
Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education On-Line resources for families with children receiving special education services
Special Needs Services
Covid 19- Impact on Support Services for Children with Special Needs
by Beverly Weathington, LMSW, Healthier Urban Families
Support Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
Present by UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team
Sesame Street offers tips to help guide children through the "For Now"
Normal of Covid
Calming Sensory Solutions
DIY Sensory Baord
Most of the items can be purchased at the dollar store.
Avoid small items like buttons if they pose a choking hazard for your child
Creating Sensory Environments at Home
Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers weigh in on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home.
Take good care. We'll be back soon with more parenting moments.