ChildChilds Voice online class‘s Voice physical locations are closed and all programs have moved online through the end of the school year.

Our Extended School Year summer session will also be conducted through remote learning.

If you have questions about school operations during this time, please contact Dr. Michele Wilkins at (630) 595-8200 or mwilkins@childsvoice.org.

We hope your family is healthy and safe!

 

Our Audiology page now features videos to help you assemble or change batteries on many hearing devices.

 

Teachers have compiled resources and activities for Early Intervention, PI, and PII students.

COVID Activities

Resources from the State of Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Education’s Coronavirus page

Notices, Guidelines, and FAQs from the Illinois State Board of Education: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/FAQ-4-1-20.pdf

Illinois Department of Public Heath: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

Illinois State Board of Education Keep Learning: https://www.isbe.net/KeepLearning

Early Childhood resources (scroll down for family resources): https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

 

Resources for Families

At this time, the Food Bank’s 900 partner agencies largely remain open (find your nearest food pantry or feeding program here).

Some agencies are considering changes to their distribution models to enforce social distancing protocols (e.g. switching to “drive-thru” or “car hop” models), and considering changes to days/times of distribution to better meet the needs of their communities. We strongly recommend calling ahead before visiting a pantry to confirm distribution dates/times as they are subject to change.

Additionally, a listing of upcoming mobile pantry distributions can be found here.

The  state’s SNAP Outreach team is available and continues to assist those in need with completing SNAP (food stamp) applications, help find a pantry or other questions. Call the hotline at 844-600-SNAP (7627) to talk with a member of the team.

WHO International Report: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Resources for families who have children with hearing loss from the A.G. Bell Association: https://www.agbell.org/COVID-19-Resources

Zoom Schools and Districts Privacy Policy: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/childrens-privacy.html

Illinois State Board of Education Mental health resources: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/MentalHealthResources.aspx

From the Illinois Department of Human Services Mental Health Resources: Governor J.B. Pritzker recently announced the “Call 4 Calm” emotional support hotline to help those struggling with emotional/mental health issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The hotline, free of charge and available 24/7, will serve as an avenue for individuals to speak with a mental health services professional in order to deal with pressures resulting from the continuing spread of COVID-19.

Any individual seeking mental health assistance can text the word “TALK” to 552020 and a mental health support professional will provide assistance within 24 hours. Spanish speakers can text “HABLAR” to the same number for Spanish speaking support. Additional resources such as “food,” “unemployment” and “shelter” can also be received by texting the corresponding word to the same number, 552020.