COVID-19 Distance Learning Resources
Resources for Teachers and Families
Project 10 has developed this webpage as a way to provide a collection of resources that support teachers and families to address the educational needs of students with disabilities while learning from home. New resources will be added on an on-going basis.
Helpful Online Transition-Related Resources
Project 10 developed this list of resources to support teachers and transition stakeholders who are teaching and providing transition services to students with disabilities through distance learning methods. The core of the document is focused on five separate courses, including the following: Self-Determination, Transition Planning, Career Preparation, Career Experience and Preparation for Adult Living. The course requirements for students are described in four tables and include curriculum, instruction, lesson plans and video resources to support instructional development.
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American Sign Language Videos Related to the Cares Act Stimulus Funds
These brief videos translate important financial information related to COVID-19, the Cares Act stimulus funds and strategies to build financial resilience during this time for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The first three videos posted cover the following topics:
- Do you qualify for the Stimulus Payment if you receive government benefits?
- Do you qualify for the Stimulus Payment if you work?
- Managing your Money: Why does your money disappear?
Disability Issues Brief: The ADA and Face Mask Policies
The Southeast ADA Center has put together a fact sheet with answers to questions about the issue of face mask policies, reasons why a person with a disability might not be able to wear a face mask, alternatives to wearing a face mask and the legal rights a person has under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the use of face masks by individuals with a disability.
Plain Language Information on COVID-19
This 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus is written in plain language. It was created by and for people with developmental disabilities. It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information). It is also available in 11 languages.
Attendance Works Pathways to Engagement: A Toolkit for Covid-19 Recovery Through Attendance
This toolkit offers a framework, tools and resources for how to forge pathways to engagement, especially for those who have lost out on significant instructional opportunities during the pandemic.
Center for Autism and Related Disablities, Secondary Transition Resources
The resources on this webpage address the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are transition age.
Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA)'s COVID-19 Resources
This webpage features COVID-19 information and resources relevant to postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities, including topical information such as health, virtual learning and teaching, career and employment, among others.
Florida Developmental Disabilities (FDDC), Stress and What You Can Do About It
This full color book, developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC), guides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a graphically attractive and easy-to-read lesson in the basics of stress and stress management. Available for download in English or Spanish.
FDDC, Easing Your Stress: Information for Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This publication developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC), addresses stress and stress management for caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In its 24 pages, caregivers learn how the mind-body connection affects response to stress; how stress affects children; how other caregivers have learned to ease their stress; and how to identify approaches and resources that will work for them. Available for download in English or Spanish.
FDDC, My Health Care
This guide was developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) and created for educators and families to promote positive attitudes toward students with disabilities; increase respect and acceptance of individual differences; increase understanding of disabilities and related social issues; and facilitate the development of English and language arts skills through activities about disability awareness. All program materials, including instructor training videos, can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.
FDDC, Disability Awareness through English and Language Arts: Resources for Middle School and High School
This guide was developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) and created for educators and families to promote positive attitudes toward students with disabilities; increase respect and acceptance of individual differences; increase understanding of disabilities and related social issues; and facilitate the development of English and language arts skills through activities about disability awareness. These units can be downloaded by clicking here. Hard copies of the curriculum are also available at no cost.
Florida Department of Education (FDOE): Free Resources for Families and Teachers
This list of free resources, offered by state and federal agencies, private companies and non-profit organizations to help school districts, colleges, educators and families ensure continuity of learning during this time.
FDOE, Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BESE) COVID-19 Updates, 3/24/20
This resource provides updates about the continuation of the wide range of services that are supplied to students with disabilities.
Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Q&A Guidance, 3/19/20
This guidance from the FDOE provides valuable guidance to school districts during COVID-19 school closures.
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) Padlets
Find a collection of relevant resources for virtual teaching/home schooling on this webpage.
FDLRS Virtual Webinars Recordings and Resources
Identify and watch recorded FDLRS webinars on this webpage.
Florida Division of Blind Services (DBS)
DBS helps blind and visually impaired individuals achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-direction as possible. Complete an application online to access services.
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Online Learning Community
FLVS provides a wide range of resources to educators and families supporting online learning for students.
PBS Learning Media for Florida Educators
WEDU and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more customized for Florida educators.
Project 10, COVID-19 Distance Learning Resources
Project 10 has developed a webpage that is dedicated to providing a collection of resources that support teachers and families to address the educational needs of students with disabilities while learning from home. New resources will be added on an on-going basis.
Project 10, Training through Zoom and Technical Assistance (TA) through Zoom or by Phone
Project 10 staff are available to assist you with your transition needs as you attempt to serve students with disabilities in the COVID-19 climate.
Project 10 Webinar Information Exchange at Teaming Up with Teacher to Share Transition Resources
This document reflects the challenges and needs that were shared in the webinar (4/3/20), as well as strategies that teachers and districts are using to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH)
RMTC-D/HH plans and works collaboratively with school districts statewide and other discretionary projects to ensure accessibility and pedagogical needs of all students with sensory loss are met through the creation and dissemination of resources, materials, and information regarding effective practices, programs, and services.
Tips for Families in Supporting Their Children with Disabilities in Virtual Formats
Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) has developed this Tip Sheet to assist families of students with disabilities in working with their children using a virtual format.
Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE), Strategies
for Providing Remote Employment Supports (recorded webinar)
This webinar gives guidance about how job coaches can use virtual technology to support their clients.
CareerOneStop - Careers Video Collection
This video collection is organized by 16 career clusters. The videos assist individuals to learn about the work setting, work tasks and education needed for employment.
Charting the LifeCourse
The LifeCourse framework focuses on life stages and the impact of transitions, events and experiences across an individual’s lifespan. The resources were developed to help families understand the importance of focusing on life experiences across the lifespan. Ultimately, these resources provide support to all as they exercise their right to live, love, work and play.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19
In this webinar, veteran online instructors help identify steps to move online and strategies for adapting the lessons already in motion to this new format.
CEC, Resources for Teaching Remotely
This webpage supports exceptional student education (ESE) professionals and the ongoing efforts to apply good teaching practices remotely.
IDEA Best Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis
The Council of Great City Schools has issued a best practices guide to assist districts as they continue to provide instruction and services to students with disabilities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. the comprehensive guide provides links to sample materials as well as practical guidance and key considerations for outreach and communication; conducting virtual and remote meetings; handling parent evaluation requests and progress reporting; prior written notice procedures; and the development of distance learning plans.
Institute (NDI), COVID-19 Resources
The resources on this webpage help people with disabilities navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis by providing access to free online financial wellness training and free professional financial counseling.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT), Transition Resources during COVID-19 Outbreak
This webpage hosts resources from the U.S. Department of Education and other relevant federal agencies. NTACT, Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and at Home (recorded webinar) This webinar provides families and professionals with tips and resources to support the continued learning and skill development of transition age students during the COVID-9 restrictions.
This website supports the many students, parents and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.
The Search Institute - Checklist for Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis
This webpage provides updates related to education for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 environment. This checklist describes the importance of building developmental relationships with students with disabilities and includes action steps to ensure students maintain their connections to important adults in their lives.
This webpage provides updates related to education for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 environment.
Texas Sensory Support Network – Virtual Activities for Teachers and Families COVID-19
This comprehensive webpage has a menu of tabs that link to a variety of resources for use by teachers and families.
Training Resource Network
This short presentation, provided at no cost by Training Resources Network, is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities The presentation explains what the Coronavirus is and how to protect oneself from getting it.
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students
This document reminds school officials about the need to protect students during the COVID-19 outbreak, and emphasizes the obligation for schools to avoid discrimination based on disability.
U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak
Through a question and answer format, the USDOE provides guidance to states on their responsibilities to children and students with disabilities.