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Distance Learning Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities

With the statewide school closure being extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, many parents are looking for extra resources to supplement the distance learning programming provided by their school districts.  We at the Law Offices of Hirji & Chau want to help direct parents toward free, online resources that they can access during the school closures. We have compiled a list of resources here.

Resources for Parents Looking to Explain the COVID-19 Pandemic to Their Child

This page from the CDC gives suggestions about how to talk to children about COVID-19: Talking With Children

A Kids Book About has created a free, downloadable children’s book about COVID-19, written by a social epidemiologist: A Kids Book About COVID-19

Green Mountain Self-Advocates created a plain language information sheet (available in 11 languages) on COVID-19: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Child Mind Institute has provided suggestions for talking to children about COVID-19: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Educational Resources

LAUSD has provided printable and online resources for students with disabilities: COVID-19 Resources

All Kids Network has provided printable worksheets: Worksheets

Academy4SC provides middle and high school level educational videos and lesson plans for children: Academy4SC

Acessibyte Online is providing free access to its platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, and reading impaired students: Acessibyte

The Khan Academy is providing several remote learning opportunities: Khan Academy

The New York Times has provided topical lesson plans for various academic areas: The Learning Network

The Kid Should See This provides free educational videos on a variety of topics: The Kid Should See This

Social Skills and Other Resources from the HELP Group

The HELP Group provides free virtual classes for: the special education community

Physical Education Resources

Active Kids Do Better provides free physical education activities: Active Kids Do Better

LAUSD has provided Adapted Physical Education activity guides for: preschoolers, elementary school children, secondary school children, and children with moderate to severe disabilities.

Carone Learning is providing free online physical education, health, and nutrition courses: Carone Learning

Yoga Ed. Is providing free online yoga and mindfulness classes for all ages: Yoga Ed.

The imovement is a program that strives to get kids aged 4-11 to learn actively at home: imovement

Speech and Language Resources

LAUSD has provided speech and language guides for: articulation practice, communication practice, and fluency practice.

The Quick Artic app provides articulation practice: Quick Artic

Step by Step Sequencing is an app that targets sequencing skills: StepByStep

Occupational and Physical Therapy Resources

LAUSD has provided guides for the following activities: recreation, seating and positioning, self-care, sensory skills, balance and coordination, standing and walking, and written communication.

The Inspired Treehouse provides free printable handouts for activities that target motor skills: The Inspired Treehouse

My Physical Therapy Home Exercise Program provides a program for children with movement difficulties: MYpHEP

Fun and Educational Online Activities

San Diego Zoo Live Animal Cams

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Animal Cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

National Aquarium Virtual Tour

The Museum of the World – Interactive Experience

Virtual Tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris

Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma Virtual Field Trip

Hubble Space Telescope Mission Operations Virtual Tour

National Parks Virtual Tours

California Science Center – Stuck at Home Science

American Museum of Natural History – Ology Website for Kids

Children’s Museum At Home

Access Mars

Save With Stories (Instagram account required)

All Kids Network Crafts

All Kids Network Activities

Activity Village Activity Packs

Audible Stories

Barefoot Books

YouTube Learning

Let’s Play Kids Music