Special Education Resources

 
A Message for our Families
 
We will continue to provide updates and information as well as resources for our Special Education students.  The links below are being provided as additional resources that families may use to support students during our closure due to COVID-19.  Links to resources can also be found on the California Department of Education website Supporting Students with Disabilities in Distance Learning or you may select one of our Quick Links for additional resources.
 
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is one of the most comprehensive resources for news & strategies related to combating the spread of COVID-19. Click this link to see their most recent updates and resources: CDC Website for COVID-19
Parent's Guide to Reading and Writing 
Children need reading and writing skills to succeed in school, but learning these skills does not stop in the classroom. Becoming a good reader and writer takes practice, and parents can help their children by providing opportunities for practice at home.  The Parent's Guide to Reading and Writing is a resource from ACSA.
 
The Importance of Self Care 
During this time of uncertainty and fear, many of you are stepping up to help kids (your students and your own), parents and others. As you busily help others, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself.  The Infographic About Self Care can help you remember that prioritizing self-care is not just a good idea, it is a must in times of  crisis!
 
Behavior 
This section focuses on effective behavior interventions and strategies to help deal with challenging behaviors. Effective use of the strategies and interventions would be beneficial to anyone working with students both in the home and school setting.
 
Aha Now
Top 5 Behavior Management Strategies For Parents
 
Aha Now
 
Intervention Central
Behavior Interventions for students of all ages
 
Intervention Central
 
GoNoodle
Videos to support movement and mindfulness
 
Go Noodle
 
Cosmic Kids
YouTube Channel dedicated to Cosmic Kids Yoga
 
Cosmic Kids Yoga
 
 
Sensory 
These websites provide suggestions and ideas to meet students' sensory needs at home with simple and easy to implement suggestions to assist students address their sensory needs.
 
STAR Institute
Home activities from STAR Institute
 
STAR Institute
 
Cornerstone
Occupational Therapy and Sensory Ideas for Home
 
Cornerstone Autism
 
Social Stories
These social stories can be shared with students with Autism or moderate/severe disabilities to help them understand what is happening around them in the world today and to help them understand why they are unable to go to school or do the things that they normally do.
 
Flipsnack
An interactive story about the coronavirus
 
Flipsnack Interactive Books
 
Occupational Therapy
Tools to Grow provides free resources to those that sign up to address meeting needs of students in a number of different areas including: sensory, fine motor, gross motor, executive functioning, self care/life skills, visual motor and more.
 
Tools to Grow
Free Therapy Resources
 
Tools to Grow
 
 
Speech and Language
This section focuses on resources for supporting students with needs in the area of Speech, Language, Articulation, and social skills.
 
Free Language Stuff
Hundreds of language materials and resources
 
Free Language Stuff
 
Video Learning Squad
Free videos to support social skills
 
Video Learning Squad