Pandemic Helpline Launches For People With IDD & Their Caregivers
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The Disability Scoop has highlighted a new Helpline for people with IDD and their caregivers to use during COVID-19. As the pandemic wears on, a new 24-hour support line is working to help individuals with developmental disabilities and those who care for them to cope during this tough time.
Known as Project Connect, the telehealth line is free and available anytime for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and other members of their support teams across the nation. Developed by The Arc of California and the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, the helpline launched just before Thanksgiving and is staffed by graduate students who are supervised by licensed social workers. Callers can expect to receive support, guidance and referrals.
Project Connect is available by calling 888-847-3209.
For more information about the helpline, please check out the full article here.