New York Rules Visitation is Now Allowed at Certified Residential Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
This new ruling means certain families will be able to see their loved ones, provided they follow guidelines from the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.
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New York has provided specific guidelines for individuals with special needs throughout the pandemic. In April, the state released guidelines on hospitalization rights for children and adult children with special needs, as well as information on how future Medicaid cuts could affect your family. In June, the state announced that necessary special education instruction can take place in-person this summer, provided districts follow guidelines that have yet to be announced. We’ve also reported on ways that you can reduce your child’s anxiety surrounding coronavirus, whether it’s with an awesome new toy or an initiative like Caring for Each Other from Sesame Street. Need tips for how to have a safe and fun summer? Sign up for our Save the Summer newsletter, which will deliver an event of the day, family fun activities, and local resources to your inbox every morning!