PPE for Devereux: How you can help
Calling all Devereux friends and supporters: Learn how you can help
protect our front-line staff as they continue to care for our youth and adults amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Take Action: Tell Congress #WeAreEssential
Congress has passed two bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but more needs to be done to address the ongoing needs of youth and adults with disabilities, their families, and direct support professionals. Tell Congress
Sharing Messages of Hope
At Devereux, we believe it is important to promote positivity and a sense of calm as we navigate these unprecedented times together. One way we are doing this is by finding inspiration amid the uncertainty
Learn to nurture your resilience
Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from misfortune or change. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety related to COVID-19, check in on your own resilience by utilizing resources
from the Devereux Center for Resilient Children.
Autism Awareness Month
Learn how to talk
to children and adults with autism about COVID-19 to ensure they have the information and resources they need without causing unnecessary worry and anxiety.
Start an Online Fundraiser
Wondering how you can make a bigger impact on the children, adolescents and adults served by Devereux? You can set up your own fundraising campaign
and become a fundraiser
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
For families and caregivers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, the COVID-19 public health crisis brings new challenges, such as confusion and disruptions to daily routines and schedules. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Dr. Yolanda Graham, M.D., stresses the importance of communication, and allowing time for individuals to process these changes.
“Communicate in a way that works best for them use plain language and avoid technical terms,” said Graham. “Visual supports, such as social stories, videos and pictures can be extremely helpful when explaining a complex topic.”
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Dr. Yolanda Graham, M.D., offers the following tips when talking to individuals with autism spectrum disorder about COVID-19: provide just enough information; remain calm; and limit news and social media exposure.
“If you are caring for a child or loved one with autism, it is important to speak with him or her about COVID-19 to ensure they have the information and resources they need without causing unnecessary worry and anxiety,” Graham explained.
At Devereux, we believe it is important to find hope and inspiration in these challenging times. We invite you to access our “Sharing messages of hope” webpage where we have compiled letters, testimonials and videos from Devereux family members, caregivers and employees, offering kindness and positivity.
Amid COVID-19, it is important for families of children with disabilities to be prepared for any emergency. Read this Autism Spectrum News article featuring Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly as she shares her emergency toolkit essentials.
Take a listen as Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, shares tips for helping families and caregivers of children with disabilities cope with the COVID-19 crisis on the My Autism Tribe podcast.
Read this Elite Healthcare article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., as she discusses the importance of prioritizing mental health in a company’s wellness program and overall culture.