Family Connection of SC COVID-19 Response
We are closely monitoring the latest information and protocols regarding COVID-19 and how it may affect the families and partners we work with. We are temporarily postponing in-person trainings, outreach events and home visits. We are taking these precautions in order to protect the health and well-being of the families and communities we serve.
Our Family Information Center will remain open to provide support, information, and referrals for families with children that have a disability or special healthcare need. We will also continue to take referrals for our support services via our website. Family Information Center staff will be available to assist families and partners by calling 1-800-578-8750 or — 1-888-808-7462, for Spanish-speaking families — between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. We will continue working diligently to ensure children with disabilities and their families receive the information they need to protect themselves during this time.
Please check back. We will post more resources as they are made available.
Check SC DHEC’s Coronavirus Page for local updates.Download COVID-19 FACTS – English and Spanish
Keep minds active while schools are closed.
Amazing Educational Resources: a constantly updated list of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
Q & A in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B dispute resolution procedures in the current COVID-19 environment.
Talk to your kids about the outbreak.
(PDF in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Korean, French, Vietnamese)
Helpful tips for families.
Family Voices provides some helpful outbreak tips for families of children and youth with special health care needs.
Autism and fear, talk with your child.
If you are caring for a child or family member with autism, it’s important to talk with them about coronavirus. Here are a few tips to help.
Find the support you need.
Telehealth Free Screening Test Coronavirus
If you are experiencing fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath, you can have a virtual screening with a trained medical professional.Telehealth Providers
Many school districts are providing grab-and-go style meals and there are groups working in the community to make food available even if your local market goes bare.