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A COVID-19 emergency assistance bill was introduced in the United States Congress by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Pages 230-231 contain language that directs the Secretary of Education to come back in 30 days with a list of waivers needed for Congress to provide under IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Families: We want you to know that the board and staff of Families as Allies are unconditionally committed to supporting you as we all learn together how to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and all that it has brought with it.
Mississippi legislators suspended the session in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Speaker Gunn and Lt. Governor Hosemann will decide when the legislators will come back. Meanwhile, we're watching two bills.
We have started a members-only Facebook group for families of children with any kind of behavioral or mental health challenge to have a place to freely share your thoughts and ideas with each other, including how you are coping with the COVID-19 outbreak.
If youre parenting a child with a serious mental health condition, the sudden social distancing made necessary by the COVID-19 virus will likely bring a whole new level of stress to you and your child.
Its important to note that we are not helpless in light of current news events. We can always choose our response. If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty: