Ashtabula County Board of DD COVID-19 Information
Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline 1-833-ASK-ODH
Ashtabula County Department of Health 440-576-6010
Ashtabula City Health Department 440-992-7123
Conneaut City Health Department 440-593-3087
To Stakeholders: Governor Mike DeWine has issued a Stay Safe Ohio order until May 29th to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order makes exceptions for essential human services agencies, however, which means the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities will continue working for you and your loved ones as Ohio weathers this public health crisis.
COVID-19 is a virus spread from person to person. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
For more information read the CDC’s list of Frequently Asked Questions
How to Prepare Your Home
If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. Click here for a list of disinfectant products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC). Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
Coronavirus Household Checklist
Coronavirus Household Checklist
COVID Checklist for Families & Individuals
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and our focus on the health and safety of our athletes, families, volunteers, and our entire community Special Olympics Ohio has extended the suspension of sports training and competition, including the State Summer Games, through 6 July 2020. If you have questions please call 440-536-7490
All face to face home and day site visits as well as meetings (Individual Family Support Plan, Individual Education Plan, and Individual Service Plan meetings included) are temporarily suspended in order to protect the health and safety of all involved. This is applicable to supports we provide for early intervention, service and support administration, provider compliance and support, and RNQA visits. We will be using tele-visits, tele-meetings or phone consultations.
We have cancelled all extra-curricular activities, which includes early intervention playgroups and self-advocacy meetings.
Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities has cancelled all in person governance meetings. Until further notice, governance meetings will be held via zoom with public participation. The monthly governance meetings are scheduled the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Please refer to our Facebook page for further information.
Ashtabula County Board of DD Family Information
Families and people with disabilities who need help should:
Having a difficult time explaining this uncertain time?
Social stories are visual representations that may help someone understand the state of emergency and better regulate their feelings and responses. Click here for a list of social stories.
Children respond differently to emergencies. For ideas to help your child cope visit Helping Children Cope with Emergencies or view the Children/Youth with Special Healthcare Needs COVID-19 Checklist
Providers: For staffing, equipment or supply needs, please:
If you are looking for temporary work and interested in helping others contact us to learn how you can help others during this time of need.
Service & Support Administrator/ Provider Liaison
Checklist for Healthcare Providers
Checklist for Business and Employers
Please review the latest Health and Welfare Alert published by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Infection Control March 2020 #63-3-20
This video is a great primer for support staff and people with developmental disabilities as county boards and providers continue to address COVID-19. Thanks to Toward Independence, Inc. for producing COVID-19 Tips for DD Providers.
We are collecting a list of resources to help while people are home-bound during the COVID-19 virus. We will attempt to sort them by general needs and educational ideas for learning.
Spectrum is offering Free Internet Access for the next 60 days to households with k-12 and/or college students who do not already have Spectrum services. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395
Ashtabula County Board of DD wants to help you make a meaningful day. Be sure to check our Facebook page daily as we're posting new activities there too.
Virtual Activities for all ages! Click here for a collection of sites to view live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun educational sites.
Cincinnati Zoo is airing Home Safari, a Facebook Live event weekday Monday through Friday at 3pm. Activity to do at home is offered each day after the safari.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (featured zoo animal daily at 11am)
Arts and Crafts
Paint/Draw a picture
Make a card
Sidewalk chalk art
Sculpt with Play-Doh
Watch a cooking video
Create a shopping list
Start a garden
Create a menu
Listen to Music
Name that tune
Make up a song
Take a walk and observe nature, plants, rocks and animals
Research online about different trees/flowers
Self-Determination through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Visit friends and family through Facetime/Skype/Zoom/ect.
Join an online social group (Facebook/Instagram/ect.)
Early Intervention Activities
● Coloring pages
● Stringing beads
● Paint with a Q-Tip
● Sponge Painting
● Finger Paint
● Practice opening and closing containers
● Practice cutting
● Put stickers on a card
● Draw with chalk
● Practice handwriting in shaving cream
● Make your own sensory bin/sensory bottle
● Water Table
● Build a fort
● Sand Table
● Play I-Spy
● Board games
● Matching games
● Word searches
● Hidden pictures