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

About COVID-19

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



  • 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


Provider Information

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.


Joan Arcaro

Service & Support Administrator/ Provider Liaison


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.

General Information

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

Educational Resources

Looking for things to do? We can help.

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.


Arts and Crafts


  • Watch a cooking video

  • Create a shopping list

  • Start a garden

  • Create a menu

  • Meal prop

  • Online Classes



Historical Sites



  • Take a walk and observe nature, plants, rocks and animals

  • Research online about different trees/flowers




  • Visit friends and family through Facetime/Skype/Zoom/ect.

  • Join an online social group (Facebook/Instagram/ect.)

Early Intervention Activities

(Birth to Age 3)

Fine Motor Skills

● 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

Sensory/Gross Motor

● Practice handwriting in       shaving cream

● Make your own sensory       bin/sensory bottle

● Yoga

● Water Table

● Gardening

● Build a fort

● Bubbles

● Sand Table

Visual Perceptual

● Play I-Spy

● Puzzles

● Board games

● Matching games

● Word searches

● Hidden pictures

Shadow Puppets


Quick Links

Contact Us

Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities
2505 South Ridge Road East
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440-335-1587
Ashtabula County Board of DD On-Call Emergency Number: 440-812-0553
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Hotline: 1-866-313-6733
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