Summary Rose of Sharon will travel through Las Vegas, NV. Due to COVID-19, thousands of families are under served and at high risk for infection, sickness, neglect, abuse and malnutrition. Our Mobile Center will provide a safe space where we provide relief to families in areas such as education, food, supplies, support groups, sensory activities, behavioral services and life and social skills while maintaining physical distance.
Challenge Nearly 800,000 Nevadan children who received special education services are facing devastating long term consequences. Families are severely impacted by parents having to work and in turn being unable to assist their children and young adults with online learning. Students with behavioral issues are unable to sit in front of a computer for extended periods of time. Children are being neglected or left alone at home. There are also high stress levels, anxiety and sometimes abuse.
Solution Rose of Sharon will travel to our Special Needs families' providing vital services and relief based on the individual's need. Our Mobile Center will provide a safe space for relief in areas such as education, supplies, support groups, sensory activities, behavioral services and social skills while maintaining physical distancing and safety precautions. Specifically one on one assistance during academic time, and providing therapeutic play while supporting the parent as well.
Long-Term Impact The lack of support and resources, paired with extra care responsibilities during COVID-19, may compound the physical and mental health challenges already experienced by many parents of children with disabilities. There is a higher risk of anxiety, depression, neglect and substance abuse. Students need consistency to learn or they revert to old behaviors. Online learning does not support their need to help them learn and process in their home setting. They need the structure of school programs.