COVID 19 Resources and Supports

Parenting during COVID 19 is hard. Our support systems are disrupted as we try and navigate working from home, school closures, and disruption to support systems and routines (here is a list of service and therapy alterations due to COVID 19). These challenges are profound and they impact us as parents and our children. We all need additional support and resources during this challenging time and there are many. Listed below are some of the helpful resources that we have found for families and children with special health care needs, we will update this list as new information becomes available.
seas-labelFor support in finding resources, call the SEAS line at 360-715-7485. The SEAS line is staffed by Navigators who answer questions, offer support, and referrals for children’s development, learning, and behavior. 

Questions about COVID 19

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. 1-800-525-0127. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week. 

Email the Whatcom County Health Department with COVID 19 related questions at

Local COVID 19 Resources and Information

Whatcom County Health Department COVID-19

Whatcom County Unified Command COVID-19

Whatcom County Childcare and School 

Children with Special Health Care Needs

COVID 19 Resources

Information for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health: COVID 19 resource list

Understood: COVID 19 Resources

Child Mind Institute 

The Arc of King County

Specialized Resources

Plain language information on coronavirus by and for people with disabilities

Supporting Individuals With Autism

Autism Society: Coronavirus: Response & Resources

Autism: Coronavirus Social Story

National Down Syndrom Congress

Special Olympics: Young Athletes

Hand and Voices

For Teachers and Educators

Special Education Guidance from OSPI

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Council for Exceptional Children: Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19 

Healthcare Resources

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

High-Risk Populations

Local Support Resources

Washington State Mental Health Referal Line

The Arc of Whatcom County

Brigid Collins

Whatcom Youth Mental Health Resources

Bellingham School District Mental Health Resource Page

Whatcom County COVID 19 resources

Statewide-National Support Resources

Washington State COVID 19 resources

Supporting Mental Health and Families

Parent Help 123

Moms Rising Resource list

Child and Family Wellbeing Resource List

Center of the Developing Child: Stress, Resilience and the Role of Science

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Perinatal Support Washington

HCA resource listing

Care for COVID 19 anxiety

Learning Resources

Early Childhood Action Network list of resources

Unesco: Distant Learning Solutions

National Institute for Early Education Research (list of resources for parents and teachers)

Resources for Continuous Learning

Virtual Field Trips