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We all learn differently and have individual strengths and stumbling blocks. For youth with diagnoses such as Autism, spectrum disorders, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, or even trauma, tasks that require focus and comprehension can be difficult. You may suddenly find yourself the teacher, principal, classroom aid, counselor, and paraprofessional all rolled into one, and that is a lot! We want to help you by sharing resources that can help your child reach their personal and educational goals in the coming months, and perhaps beyond.
For more ideas, structure, and information check out some other folks who have compiled helpful lists, charts, schedules, and creative ideas. Know that there is support and encouragement all around you. You’ve got this!
Coronavirus Home Schooling Survival Guide by Here She Grows
Simple Homeschool Schedule for Working Moms by Not Consumed
Covid-19 Cheatsheet by Little Earthling Blog
Covid-19 School Closure Homeschool Checklist
Great Ideas for Teens during Quarantine by Brook Romney
Kate Eberle Cotter and Melanie Holzwarth work as a team in the Reach and Rise youth Mentoring program at the YMCA. Kate is a clinician who has worked in a variety of youth populations, and Melanie is a mom raising two children with Autism and an experienced homeschool educator. As we have met and spoken with families in our community, both during and prior to our current pandemic situation, we recognize a need for resources - especially for families with neuro-diverse kiddos.
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The Butler County Family YMCA is a non-profit, charitable organization open to all people, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, ability or income. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.