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Virtual Resource Guides by Other Organizations

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Table 1: Virtual Resource Guides by Other Organizations

Organization Website Additional Information
A Day in Our Shoes 150 Distance Learning Resources for Parents/OT/PT/Special Education/All Subjects K-12 resources including disability-specific categories and content area links
Amazing Educational Resources 1507 Amazing Educational Resources Search by grade and subject area, specifically by special education, dyslexia and intervention resources
Arlington Public Schools (Virginia) COVID-19 Closure Tools for Parents Resources on assistive technology, behavior, d/Deaf, hard of hearing, eating and feeding, establishing routines, literacy, math, related services, sensory/self-regulation, social/emotional, speech, fluency and secondary learning
Boston University Bilingual ASL-English Deaf Education Library ASL lessons, literature and teaching materials for K-12; also includes links to live events, such as ASL storytime
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Coronavirus Landing Page

Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home During COVID

Schooling at Home During Coronavirus

COVID-19 Info in Other Languages

Supported by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education, the Center shares resources developed by Parent Centers across the country
Colorín Colorado Coronavirus: ELL and Multilingual Resources for Schools

Coronavirus: Recursos en español

School Responses to COVID-19: ELL/Immigrant Considerations

Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12
Council for Exceptional Children Resources for Teaching Remotely Resources and webinars for families and teachers for teaching remotely, including section on birth to three (years)
COVID-19 Classroom (Harvard Medical School) COVID-19 Classroom Students at the Harvard Medical School have collaborated to develop critical resources for students of all ages.

Resources include: Caregiver/Teacher Guides, materials for elementary, middle and high school resources, as well as materials in French and Spanish

Dacia Sigler, Special Educator Special Education and Distance Learning 100 resources compiled by educators, therapists and parents, including short descriptions
District Administration (Steve Blackburn) 335 Free K-12 Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic Variety of resources for families, including curriculum, special education and COVID-19 support
District of Columbia Public Schools Distance Learning Resources Resources for K-12

Sections include: specialized instruction (self-contained, inclusion, related services, sensory support, special education process guidance, Section 504) and language acquisition

Easterseals Southern California Resources for Families & Staff During COVID-19 Quarantine Resources for PreK-12

Categories include: communication and assistive technology, behaviors support, speech and language supports, occupational therapy supports, arts, movement, socialization and coping with COVID-19

Educating All Learners Resources and Guidance Resources and research on a variety of topics related to special education for caregivers, students and teachers
Family Voices Coronavirus Information and Resources

 

Resource eBlast: COVID-19 Series

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families – including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve healthcare services and policies for children
Fresno Unified Special Education COVID-19 – Fresno Unified School District Resources from California’s third largest public-school district
Health Advocacy Summit Keeping Students Safe Resources for keeping students safe in higher education
INCLUDEnyc Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Resources

INCLUDEnyc is the leading provider of training and information for young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them
Kansas Department of Education Distance Learning for Special Education Resources for PreK-Transition

Sections include: behavior supports, communication supports, motor activities, visual supports, social emotional, and recreation and leisure

Learning Policy Institute Resources and Examples: Learning in the Time of COVID-19 The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. This page is updated regularly and curates some of these resources based on the recommendations of LPI research teams and LPI partners
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) COVID-19 Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities / Recursos para Padres de Alumnos con Discapacidades

Virtual IEP Team Meeting Informational Video for Parents / Información Para Padres Sobre la Reunión Virtual del Equipo del IEP

As the second largest school district in the U.S. and the second-largest employer in L.A. County, LAUSD consistently has developed new resources as the COVID-19 crisis has continued
Massachusetts Advocates for Children COVID-19 Information Clearinghouse Resources for PreK-12

Topics included: general academics, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, basic needs, behavior, social-emotional, special education and transition

Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children Resource Folders Lesson Plans and activities for PK-12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education COVID-19 Information and Resources for Special Educators This page provides information for Special Education Directors about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and will be updated as additional guidance is available
Mississippi Department of Education Hearing and Vision At-Home Resources PK-12 resources for students who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, blind and low vision
Motion Light Lab (ML2) ASL Literacy Activities An interdisciplinary lab drawing on expertise from across the wider Gallaudet University network, Motion Light Lab (ML2) explores creativity, art, design, aesthetics, and our understanding of the world. The ASL Literacy Activities page contains materials ranging from daily activities to storybooks as well as intersectional literature from BIPOC leaders
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Resources & Tools: COVID-19 Offers resources for parents, educators and young adults with disabilities, NCLD’s website offers a wide network of connections and resources
National Center for Special Education in Charter School Family Resources Resources guide parents through the special education process and laws in charter schools
National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations Resource Library Resources can be searched by category, resource type, audience and language (Chinese, English, French, Spanish)
National Center for Systematic Improvement (NCSI) COVID-19 Resources for Supporting Students with Disabilities Resources for PK-12 for student learning, training for parents and educators

Filters by: media type, resource type, age group, audience, cost and content area

New York City Department of Education Helpful Links for COVID-19

Special Education Learn at Home Resources

Assistive Technology Supports

Special education and COVID-19 related resources for New York City area students with disabilities and their families
New York State Education Department (NYSED) COVID-19 Resources for Families and Communities

Continuity of Learning

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) provides guidance regarding COVID-19 for schools across the state to help us ensure the health and safety of students. The guidance provides important information about child care, child nutrition and meals, continuity of learning, special education, state assessments, school closures, and more. The website also provides guidance for colleges and universities, adult education programs, and licensed professionals, in addition to other important information.
North Reading Public Schools (Massachusetts) NRPS Elementary Sites List of accessible apps and websites by grade levels, K-5
Office of Special Education Programs Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 PK-12 resources that can be narrowed by disability category and grade level; resources for families, teachers and related service providers
Open Community Homeschooling Resource Literacy Resources for Learning at Home (Google Document) Not specific to special education but does include special education resources
Parent to Parent USA (P2P USA) COVID-19 Resources Parent to Parent USA (P2P USA) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in P2P programs across the nation
Pathfinders for Autism Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page Pathfinders for Autism works to support and improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through expansive, individualized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge
Paths to Literacy Online Learning Opportunities from Schools for the Blind and Related Organizations Resources for students who are blind and low vision, including TVI and O&M services
Paths to Literacy (Kevin Hollinger) Virtual Field Trips that are accessible to students with low vision Paths to Literacy is a joint project of Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Paths hosts a range of virtual field trips compliant with Section 508 accessibility requirements.
PBS SoCal At-Home Learning

Digital Backpacks for Kids / Mochilas Digitales Para Niños

At-Home Learning — Summer Edition — is an early childhood education resource (for ages 2-8) to help families, educators and community partners curb the summer slump while supporting students as they gear up for the next school year.

Find at-home learning activities, guides, and expert advice below, to expand learning and family engagement.

Rhode Island Department of Education COVID-19 Special Education Resources Resources for teachers, paraprofessionals, early childhood special education, related service providers, parents and special education procedures
San Diego County Office of Education Language Development Resources for EL Students by Language Strand and Content Curated list of resources for teachers working in California’s second largest school district
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Children’s Activity Book

COVID-19 LIBRO DE ACTIVIDADES PARA EL NIÑO

This children’s activity book, available in both English and Spanish, helps children better understand the COVID-19 pandemic, life-saving hygiene measures and personal safety
State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) COVID-19 Resources in Plain Language

COVID-19 and IDEA Part B Special Education / COVID-19 y IDEA Parte B Educación Especial

COVID-19 & IDEA PART C EARLY INTERVENTION / COVID-19 Y IDEA PARTE C INTERVENCIÓN TEMPRANA

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need
UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) COVID-19 Resources Educational resources for students with ASD, epilepsy, Angelman Syndrome; local resources, resources in Spanish, emergency preparedness and mental health
Understood.org Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips

Coronavirus: información reciente y recomendaciones

Understood.org offers English and Spanish language resources related to learning disabilities, parent advocacy and educator materials
U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Remote Learning: Resources for Educators, Administrators and Related Service Providers

Resources for Learning at Home

Factsheet: Providing Serivces to English Learners During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education has posted a wide range of COVID-related resources for educators, administrators, parents and students. Documents include guidance on re-opening schools, remote learning resources, as well as details on supporting English Language Learners (ELL)
WestEd COVID-19 Resources for Educators

Resource Planning for Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad, WestEd aims to improve education and other important outcomes for children, youth and adults
xMinds Partnership for Extraordinary Minds Updates & Communications RE: COVID-19 xMinds is dedicated to supporting the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, Maryland

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