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Category: COVID-19

Spring 2020 – Q&A with Miki Jordan – Wayfinder Family Services President & CEO

Miki Jordan joined Wayfinder Family Services in 2006. Below, she answers questions about the organization’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. How has Wayfinder responded to the COVID-19 crisis? The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority always. We began monitoring the situation in January and took proactive steps before Los Angeles…

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Thomas Needs Us Now, More Than Ever

Our hearts go out to you and all members of the Wayfinder family in these challenging times. We hope you are faring well. The COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for everyone, but especially for our most vulnerable clients. Ten-year-old Thomas has nowhere else to go. Born with intellectual disabilities, he lives in a Wayfinder group home…

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Special Education School Tip: Learning Moments During the Day

#WayfinderClassroom tip from our Special Education Principal: “We know that it can be challenging for families to prompt their children through a whole day of functional school activities, but just look for learning moments throughout the day: For example at meal time, use directional words and prepositions: “Put the straw in the cup” or “the cup…

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Special Education Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis

Our Special Education School is physically closed due to the COVID-19 crisis but learning hasn’t stopped! Our amazing school staff immediately sprang into action to deploy a distance learning plan even before the closure! Check out this schedule of activities they put together and share with other families who may need activity ideas. (Special thanks to the Behavioral Interventions…

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A Message for Our Special Education School Families

Last updated April 3, 2020 Dear Wayfinder Family Services Special Education School Families, I hope this letter finds you well. Since my last message (see below), we have all been adjusting the “new normal” of the Safer at Home order, social distancing and distance education. I want you to know that our commitment to our students remains steadfast, even in these challenging…

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