NYC-based community resources, events, tips and support all in one place, every Monday morning. 
Covid OMH Emotional Support Helpline:
1-844-863-9314
NYC Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Crisis Text Hotline:
Text HOME to 741741

R E S O U R C E S

NYC DOE Activity Packet
PDF Printout for OT support (fine motor, writing skills, sensory processing).
https://cdn-blob-prd.azureedge.net/prd-pws/docs/default-source/default-document-library/learn-at-home-2020/ot-home-activity-packet.pdf?sfvrsn=692ffe1c_2

3 free meals a day for kids and adults at local schools
Menu & kosher menu on DOE page with monthly updates - you do not need ID card.
https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx

Free Access to Brainpop and Brainpop Jr.
Free access is extended through June 15.
https://www.brainpop.com/free-trial/?who_am_i=home&promo_code=BPCVFA

ASL: Answering children's questions about COVID-19
(Video link below)

A D V O C A C Y

Webinar: Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: How aid will be provided to people with disabilities in response to COVID-19. 
https://www.meetup.com/A11yNYC/events/270315623/

Learning Support Services
If your child is not receiving the learning support services he/she needs, reach out to Include's Help Line or email the Special Education Inbox (phone lines may not be accessible for DOE, email is more efficient):
Include's Help Line: (212) 677-4660
Special Education Inbox: SpecialEducation@schools.nyc.gov
Special Education Hotline: 718-935-2007
311 Related Services: RelatedServices@schools.nyc.gov
Impartial Hearing Office: IHOInquiry@schools.nyc.gov

O T   T I P

Designed for you by our own Peri Pike OTR/L, this week- Oral Motor Skills Practice (to prepare children to focus for online classes).
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Feel More Relaxed and Sleep Better
Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, calls the 4-7-8 technique a "natural tranquilizer for the nervous system."

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Enjoy Michelle Obama reading kids' books every Monday!