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Adapting to Covid-19 Changes
May 2020
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Metro Parks' Virtual Activies
By: Glen Adkins

The Metro Parks’ disABILITIES Programs (MPDP) are a collection of recreation-based programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Day Programs, Sports Leagues, & more.  These programs serve the greater Nashville area by providing a collection of activities that range from sports and athletics to music and art to drama and performance to life skills. MPDP seeks to bring opportunities and activities to an incredibly underserved community through creating a safe space where these adults have the freedom of self-expression and the ability to showcase their individuality without fear of judgement or criticism. In these difficult times after the tornado and the COVID-19 pandemic, MPDP was forced to find new ways to serve their participants through virtual online programs. READ MORE>>

COVID-19: Tips on Coping 
When we were told to begin sheltering at home, it was a new experience for most of us.  Some people started working from home, some people were furloughed from jobs.  Some parents brought adult sons and daughters home in efforts to keep everyone safe and well cared for when school and job attendance stopped. We all had to learn safety precautions for living together, for going anywhere public.  It has been necessary to work and shop remotely as much as possible and to live within new budgets. Few of us had experience with living in these new ways nor experience in living with the uncertainty about when it will be safe to go back to work, see friends, attend classes, eat in restaurants . . . and the list goes on.   
These experiences have felt like a roller coaster with highs and lows.  Many people have experienced both joys of more family time as well as more stress with more family time, home schooling, and doing everything remotely. Others feel more isolation because they can’t see family members they regularly visit. READ MORE>>
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Caller: Hi. I’m returning your call. My name is John Doe. My social Security number is XXX-XX-XXXX. Can you check the status of my disability?
 

 Pathfinder:
What a great question!
First of all, no, we can’t check the status of your disability claim.  And secondly, it is very important that you do not give out your identifying information on the phone. Thirdly, Pathfinder only makes calls to: persons who have indicated they want a call; resource-related staff to get information; or persons willing to do a follow-up survey about their experience with Pathfinder. READ MORE>>
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Helpful Websites
The Benefits of Working from Home
STEP: At Home Learning Resources
COVID-19 Resources in Spanish : Visit Pathfinder's website or Camino Seguro to access useful national state, and local resources as well as disability-related materials, such as social stories and visual supports in Spanish. 
 
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Virtual Events
As we adjust to a new normal, many activities are going virtual. Visit Pathfinder's Online Calendar to find more.
 
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This project is partially funded under grant contracts with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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