NYC-based community resources, events, tips and support all in one place, every Monday morning. 
Covid OMH Emotional Support Helpline:
NYC Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Crisis Text Hotline:
Text HOME to 741741
PunkinFutz stands with the black and brown communities in the United States to demand an end to the devastating, pervasive, systematic racism in our country.  #bethechange 


Emergency Food Resources
24/7 information hotline for locations and hours of emergency food pantries and soup kitchens.
Call 866-888-8777 or 311

COVID-19 FAQ for NYS Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Medicaid and NYS CHIP have just released new guidelines for eligibility and reimbursement in light of COVID-19.  You can get the full June 30th guidelines here:

Children’s Mobile Crisis Team
If you need help, NYC's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene can provide assessment, intervention, supportive counseling, referrals to community-based supports.
Call 718-840-4903

Twice Exceptional Children's Advocates (TECA)
TECA offers online support groups throughout the year, facilitated by professionals with experience in each support group topic.

Conscious Parenting
Occupational Therapist, Nekole Eaton, provides free parenting support on her YouTube channel.

Diversability's Live Conversation on Entrepreneurship
If you haven't checked out Diversability, we highly recommend you do so.  Diversability is an award-winning global movement founded by Tiffany Yu to foster community, connect, showcase, and empower people of all abilities doing amazing things. Diversability exists to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation.
July 15th Register here:


Brooklyn Public Library Virtual Programming
Check out the broad range of free virtual programming offered by the Brooklyn Public Library!  Search by age for content including virtual tours, story time, resume help, crafts projects, dance classes, and so much more!

Move United Sports 
Dozens of live and recorded adaptive fitness classes for every ability level.  Check out adaptive Yoga or Adaptive Sports 101 for parents of children with disabilities.

Speaking of Yoga, check out the Yo-Re-Mi YouTube channel for some quick, fun music and yoga for kids, ages pre-school through 5th grade.
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Gaining Access: The New York City Disability Rights Movement
Very cool collection of  moments and photos chronicling the disability rights movement in NYC compiled by the Mayor's Offices for People with Disabilities in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ADA.

Not for Kids:  HBO Free Access
A fairly broad catalog of dramas and documentaries from HBO.  Full episodes available for free.  Most titles are not kid-friendly.

A  B I T   O F   F U N

This week, I am combining our Bit of Fun with our OT Tip, designed by our own Peri Pike OTR/L.  I hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it!