The following message was emailed to all SEPTA members this morning…
We wanted to reach out to each of you, as both parents and neighbors. This is a time of many sudden transitions which can be challenging for our kids as well as trying for us.
For many of us having our children home is a wonderful thing and yet, at times, it can become quite stressful. We are often not accustomed to having them home all day for extended periods of time. This, in and of itself, can be difficult but then trying to negotiate our child’s school-based learning at home, can make it both emotionally and physically exhausting. It often creates a sense of isolation or feeling frustrated which is something many of us contend with in raising children with special needs. We can often feel left out of the picture.
But we want you to know that SEPTA gets it and that we are here to support you!! You are amongst fellow caregivers and families who can relate with you and your family on many levels.
Many services such as respite, support groups, co-hab, social activities and counseling are being put “on hold” until further notice. So, during this time, let’s try to come together as a community to support and empower one another.
If you are having a tough time and need some support, please reach out to us and we can see what we can do together.
Also don’t forget:
- To check out our private discussion forum on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Pelham.SEPTA/. It is a safe space to connect with other caregivers, express your concerns, share ideas and resources, give and receive support, etc.
- Our new SEPTA website pelhamsepta.org (which replaces our general FB page) which has lots information on it.
And, of course, if you would prefer to share or speak with us personally, please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have attached some resources below that you find helpful, including a webinar taking place TODAY. We would love to hear your ideas, feedback or whatever you would like to share with us.
Remember, we have all had to advocate for our kids; we are champions and we can overcome this together, so please keep in touch and take care of yourself.
All the best,
Sarah and Rose