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 until after April 30, 2020. 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.

Joint Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster,
S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman

South Carolina’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the month of April

Check SC DHEC’s Coronavirus Page for local updates.

Download COVID-19 FACTS – English and Spanish

COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities – Download PDF

Keep minds active while schools are closed.

Talk to your kids about the outbreak.

Talking to your kids about COVID-19: A Parents Guide

(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.

SCDHHS Coronavirus Resources and Upates

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

Food Resource

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.

Food Banks

South Carolina School Food Sites-English and Spanish

Walmart grocery pick up accepts SNAP/EBT payments

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