It is difficult to sift through the mountains of resources that are being shared with educators and parents. Here is a list of news articles, blog posts, videos, webinars, and other information that we think are useful during this time of great uncertainty.

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Updated: 5/25/2020 EDT 8:42 AM


Pandemic means Americans with disabilities aren’t getting the services they need

How to Handle IEPs During the Coronavirus Crisis? Some Expert Advice

Coronavirus Frays Safety Net For People With Severe Disabilities

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

Coronavirus school closures bring confusion, uncertainty for special education students and their families

How Autism Families Are Coping With The Pandemic

Stimulus Plan Falls Short For People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

Dept of Ed: Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children With Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

Growing number of states say they are closing schools for rest of 2019-2020 year

Map: Coronavirus and School Closures

NPR: With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

Feds Clarify Special Ed Guidance For School Closures

S.C. to Send Wi-Fi Enabled School Buses Around State for Online Learning

Coronavirus Relief Package Offers Up More Than $30 Billion For Education

WQOW: Tips for parents on special education schoolwork, socializing during COVID-19

KPBS: Special Education Is In Limbo In The Age Of Coronavirus

Whose Life is Worth Saving? In Washington State, People With Disabilities Are Afraid They Won’t Make the Cut.

Education Dept. Says Disability Laws Shouldn’t Get In The Way Of Online Learning

TEACHER VOICE: From the remote trenches of the nation’s largest school system

They Make $10.50 An Hour To Assist Those Most Susceptible To Infection

Ed Dept. COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

WBAA (NPR): How To Talk About COVID-19 With People Who Have Autism

NPR: Parents Of Students With Disabilities Face Acute Challenges

Department of Education: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19…While Serving Children with Disabilities

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closed My Child’s School: Is the School Required to Make Up Missed Services?

Washington Post: For parents trying to replicate school for children with disabilities, a confounding task

KQED: Coronavirus – How These Disabled Activists Are Taking Matters Into Their Own (Sanitized) Hands


Building Engagement with Distance Learning provides a framework for supporting all students, including those with significant cognitive disabilities, to actively engage

IEP Home Learning Template Example by Shelley Moore & Katie Beth Campbell (Download Template Here)

Distance Learning for Special Education

Distance Learning for Students with Significant Support Needs

Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers

New Strategies in Special Education as Kids Learn From Home

Learning during COVID-19: How to Survive Digital Learning with LD

How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

CASE & CEC: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis (Google Slides)

NEA: Resources for Online Learning During School Closures

AEM Center Resources for Access and Distance Education

Council for Exceptional Children: Best Practices for Educating Online

Designing an Accessible Online Course

Extending Classroom Management Online

Starting Virtual School Due to COVID-19? Try These 5 Powerful EdTech Tools

Education Modified: Help Your Child Do Schoolwork at Home // Research-Based Activities for Home Learning

Novak/Sancinito Homeschool Plan – Coronavirus 2020

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education

Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter

Resources to Support School Closures (Supporting Inclusive Practices)

TEACHING Exceptional Children: Tips for Online Learning

Understood: Video and Distance Learning – 6 UDL Best Practices

Distance Learning for All

7 Big Ideas as You Shift Toward Online Teaching

Distance Learning Tips From One Teacher to Another

10 Strategies for Online Learning During a Coronavirus Outbreak

California Department of Education: Resources that Support Distance Learning

CEEDER Center: Virtual Toolkit

Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home


School not providing FAPE during the shutdown? Two IEP Special Education Advocates, taking your questions!

CEC Quick Takes: What You Need to Know About Student Privacy

Council for Exceptional Children: Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19

Supporting Students with IEPs During eLearning Days

FREE Webinars from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

Lipson Advocacy: Current issues in special education, FAPE and COVID-19

Preparing Yourself, Your Family and Your Home for Online Learning: University of Kansas and National Down Syndrome Congress

Guidance for Switching to Online Instruction


COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities (written in plain language)

My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus Carol Gray


Brain Pop





Explain Everything

Discovery Education


Other Resources




Parents and Schools Are Struggling to Care for Kids With Special Needs

Students with disabilities: The whipping boy of coronavirus closures

I’m disabled and need a ventilator to live. Am I expendable during this pandemic?

What’s lost in the rush to online learning

COVID-19 Is Exposing the Gaps in Our Education System. Let’s Start Fixing Them

Students with disabilities could lose with COVID-19 stimulus package

As A Disabled Person, I’m Afraid I May Not Be Deemed Worth Saving From The Coronavirus

Your Lax Social Distancing Is Stressing Out Autistic People

My IEP Just Ended, and Now I’m Missing My Senior Year

Disabled People Have Unique Perspectives On Solitude

A developmentally disabled child has different educational needs at this time

If I Get Covid-19 It Might Be Ableism – Not the Virus – That Kills Me

Early-childhood expert: Why child-care centers should be closed during the coronavirus crisis

OPINION: Four effective strategies for parents who are now homeschooling their children

Staying in Touch: Why Kids Need Teachers During Coronavirus School Closings

‘I Will Not Apologize for My Needs’

To All The Ableds Who Think They’re “Special” In The Face Of #COVID19

‘The Cripples Will Save You’: A Critical Coronavirus Message from a Disability Activist


Communication, persistence are key for teaching special education online

14 Tips For Helping Students With Limited Internet Have Distance Learning

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus

Focus on Five: Tips for Parents for Home Learning

What Is and Is Not Working as Educators Transition to Online Learning

List of Resources for Students Who Normally Receive Speech and Language Therapy

Connecting With Students: Teachers Share Their Coronavirus Strategies

Tips for Helping Your Child Learn at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Managing the Coronavirus Break for Children with Disabilities

COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students

Parenting a Child With a Disability During This Pandemic

Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus

10 Things to Consider for Getting Through Self-Quarantine

Giant List of Ideas for Being Home With Kids

Making the Most of COVID-19 School ClosuresCOVID19 Camp: Free Resources to Educate and Entertain Your Kids During Quarantine

Authors Reading Books

Children’s Book Authors Are Offering Free Online Videos While Kids Are Home From School

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Just For Fun!

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