DODD and Other Ohio State Agency Resources
EI Video Conferencing Contact List
This document provides contact information for individuals at Ohio county boards and other agencies with expertise in various videoconferencing platforms. These individuals have agreed to answer questions and provide guidance for these platforms. The document also contains tips for using Zoom, one of the more popular videoconferencing platforms.
ODH COVID-19 Webpage
This is the Ohio Department of Health's dedicated webpage for guidance, resources, and statistics related to COVID-19. You can also access the most recent public health orders from ODH related to the virus.
ODE COVID-19 Webpage
This coronavirus-specific page is updated regularly to provide Ohio’s schools and districts with information and resources during Ohio’s ordered school-building closure.
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMAS), COVID-19 resources
The OHMAS website includes information about coping with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and obtaining continuity of mental health care during this national emergency. Their one-page flyer, “Top Ten Tips for Parents During the Coronavirus Outbreak” is attached.
This website helps individuals in need to find healthcare, childcare, food and cash benefits. It also includes links to agencies that provide mental health and addiction services, developmental disabilities services and aging services.
DODD Resources for Providers and Families
This directory includes resources covering a broad range of topics for early intervention staff and families: COVID-19, technology, daily needs, mental and emotional health, substance use and addiction, child welfare, and parenting.
School Nutrition Programs and Emergency Feeding
This website provides information about schools providing meals during the required school closure period. It includes an interactive map with contact information for individual school districts.
Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMAS)
The OMHAS website offers resources for housing, disaster services, family supports, family health and medication assistance, among other issues. Click these links to find more information.
- Deaf and hard of hearing
- Family Support
- Healthy Babies
- Schools and communities
A referral and resource line, this service directs people to appropriate resources for a variety of concerns. Is also available via text message.
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
This Resource Guide provides information on how to access housing and homeless services in your community.
Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
The DEC website includes resources to support EI and Early Childhood Special Education providers in teaching remotely.
This spreadsheet, developed by Ohio Family and Children First, includes educational resources such as stories, activities, lessons, virtual libraries, and other web-based resources.
MCO Transportation Cheat Sheet
This document provides details on transportation options for members of each of the five Medicaid managed care organizations in Ohio.
Molina Healthcare Resource Guide
This guide includes resources organized by county to address a variety of family needs including financial assistance, food, housing, employment, legal aid and other areas of need.
Top 10 Tips for Parents During the Coronavirus Outbreak
This guide developed by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services provides guidelines for parents in supporting their children during the COVID-19 crisis.
Video conferencing 101 by Larry Edelman
Dr. Edelman is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver and serves as Director of Dissemination for JFK Partners. He is a primary instructor for the Interdisciplinary Training Program. As an ongoing consultant to the Colorado Department of Education and the California Department of Education's Desired Results access Project, he assists with development of approaches to child outcome measurement, professional development, technical assistance, dissemination, and strategic communication. He has expertise in using Video technology to provide EI services.
Virtual Remote Job Coaching Resources Tool
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities has compiled a list of best practices and resources related to remote provision of services.