COVID-19 Resources for Individuals & Families

Please refer to the About Us page if you need to get in contact with directors & managers. 

Their cell phone is listed for emergency only. 

Virtual Services Page

We have created a Virtual Services page under "Our Services" in our menu so you can see all the upcoming activities, other services that are currently in the works, and have access to multiple resources,

MARC Friends Facebook Group

We have created a private Facebook Group for individuals, families and staff to interact with one another. You can share photos, videos, and more! We will also be posting activities to the group and other fun suggestions for keeping busy while at home. If you would like to join, please email Clara Huebenthal at clara.huebenthal@marc-cr.org with the email address associated with your facebook account.

Plain Language Information on COVID-19

This 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus is written in plain language. It was created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates and for people with developmental disabilities. It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information). 

https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/resource/plain-language-information-on-covid-19/

Oregon - COVID-19 Explanation: Plain Language Video and Captioned

Social Stories - Wearing a Mask

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about wearing a mask to avoid spreading germs. The resource includes why it's important to wear a mask, as well as information about how to safely wear and remove masks.

https://paautism.org/resource/wearing-mask-social-story/

Social Stories - Seeing Other People Wearing a Mask

Even as an adult, it felt kind of strange and startling to see people wearing masks. I'm SURE that our kids are feeling the same way. Once we talk about it in a non-scary way, it will become more normalized and cause less anxiety. - Autism Little Learners

Updates from DDS for Individuals and Families

Tips for Families in Supporting Their Children with Disabilities in Virtual Formats

Strategies & Resources in Distance Learning for Individuals with Disabilities

with Significant Needs

(Linda O’Neal, SDSU, Program Specialist, California Career Innovations & WINTAC, Regional Center of Orange County & Chapman University Thompson Policy Institute) Download PDF here.

How To Video Series - VCU Autism Center for Excellence

These short videos are approximately five minutes long and are intended to provide a quick look at implementing a particular strategy. The How To videos provide a short description of the topic with real life video examples of how to implement the evidence-based practice in the classroom with students with ASD. Check out the videos here.

Online Healthy Relationship Series - DDS Self Advocate Coordinators

The DDS Self Advocate Coordinators are happy to announce the first Online Healthy Relationship Series beginning April 27, 2020 for 5 consecutive days from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  This is open to the first 25 individuals receiving supports through DDS and are over the age of 18.  All interested individuals must complete the online form.  Participants must have a working computer with internet access, microphone, and headphones.  They also must be willing to download the bluejeans app to participate in the class. For more information and to apply, please visit the website here.

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CT will begin its 4-stage re-opening on May 20th. The Commissioner of DDS believes the process must be slow to ensure the health and safety of the community we serve. Day programs are not part of the first phase, and in fact, the Governor recently issued an extension of 30 days to the no visitor policy for our residencies. While we are eager to return to normalcy, there are several concerns currently being addressed in our plan to re-open, including transportation, social distancing, sanitizing, and availability of PPE. We promise to keep you posted and will soon seek your input on our plan to return. Meanwhile, our staff is working hard to provide virtual services, in-home services for people who have immediate needs, and preparing the new building for the return of our programs.

 

To contact staff via email or phone, visit the About Us page.

 

For more information & resources regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.marccommunityresources.org/coronavirus

*A MARC Masquerade Wine Tasting originally on 4/25  has been postponed to 7/31*

*The MARC Madness Kickball Tournament has been cancelled*

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25 Industrial Park Rd.

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P: 860-342-0700

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