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Covid OMH Emotional Support Helpline:
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NYC Suicide Prevention Hotline
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Crisis Text Hotline:
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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 

ADVOCACY

Teaching Tolerance: "Don't Say Nothing"
Jamilah Pitts's 2016 article is particularly relevant today.  Important reading: our children are listening.
https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2016/dont-say-nothing

Support the Age Eligibility Extension to ABLE Accounts
ABLE accounts are Tax-Exempt Savings Solutions For Individuals With Disabilities And Their Families. Write to your Congress Representatives in support of the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 817/ HR 1874) to make these accounts available for adults over 26.
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/acs/about/bridges-health.pagehttps://disabilityadvocacynetwork.org/app/make-a-call?2&engagementId=503154

15 Classroom Resources for Discussing Racism, Policing and Protest
This article includes a terrific set of links, including content from The Smithsonian, The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, among others.
https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2020/06/15_classroom_resources_for_discussing_racism_policing_and_protest.html

NOT JUST FOR KIDS

CNN / Sesame Street Racism Town Hall 
CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner with "Sesame Street" for Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, a town hall for kids and families
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june-6-2020-app/index.html
 
Buy Now
When purchasing our award-wining PunkinHug Compression Vest, you are buying an excellent product for a child AND supporting employment for adults with disabilities!

RESOURCES

Parent Support Groups/Organizations
Support groups for parents of children with special needs organized by geographic location.
https://www.nymetroparents.com/article/special-needs-support-groups-nyc-area

New York Connects
Helps people connect to long term services and supports, such as home care, transportation and meals.
https://www.nyconnects.ny.gov/contact-us

SNAP and Local Food Benefits
Currently, 1 in 5 New York City residents have concerns about their ability to pay for food right now.  Check out these resources to help NYC residents.
https://a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra/ 
https://www.communityfoodadvocatesnyc.org/p-ebt

My Time, Inc.
My Time is a Brooklyn-based non-profit seeking to support, educate, empower, enlighten and uplift parents of a child diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities to live a life they deserve in their community.
https://www.mytimeinc.org/
 

HEALTH EVENT

Adaptive Workout Livestream
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 pm on Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/slickchicksonline

A  B I T   O F   F U N

Check out the webcams at the San Diego Zoo!