As Dzherelo Centre and the world begin to find a way to return to work, it's a good thing. It's great that all our friends will be returning. We will determine safe schedule, improve cleaning and hygiene practices, and build new friendships as COVID-19 resolves. In Ukraine, September 1 is the holiday, Day of Knowledge and Learning. Every school celebrates its teachers, and especially Learning.
Dzherelo Centres’ staff has been learning new techniques. Parents have been developing their skills. Children and Youth have been improving social skills and physical strength. Everyone is excited to build new teams and share knowledge.
Dzherelo Centre will hope to reopen all of the rehabilitation services as appropriate. The Wheelchair Workshop was redesigned over the summer to improve ventilation, tool stations, and work areas. Classrooms were thoroughly cleaned and have new schedules for cleaning services. We might be masked, but we are ready. We are mighty!
Here's a link about how to talk to children regarding COVID-19: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html
Although COVID-19 has closed most of the world, social distancing is still in place at Dzherelo Centre in Lviv, Ukraine as operations are closed for youth. Instead, youth are enjoying interactions with teachers and therapists through online meeting platforms, social media contacts, and phone calls. Teachers are busy planning the future. Therapists are making plans for new interventions. The Development Team is seeking new viable funding sources. Dzherelo Centre is optimisitc that operations will return stronger than ever once this global crisis has abated.
In the meantime, here are a few resources to use with your young ones...
We are in a different world with COVID-19 happening globally. Schools are closed, businesses quiet, and people remaining socially distanced. Dzherelo Centre, too, is on quarantine in Ukraine. This pandemic not only affects adults, but our kids too. How you get through this pandemic will teach children and youth how to be resilient and cope with scary situations. We wish you all health and safety during these uncharted and unprecedented times.
Here's a few resources that may help the kids in your lives with positive skills, coping strategies, and learning opportunities....
This is a link to the Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership with activities for special needs children: