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Resources on Inclusive Distance Instruction for Students with Significant Learning Support Needs (August 2020)


Instructional Resources Supporting Students with Disabilities (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)

  • Resources to Support Academics and Inclusive Practices
  • Resources to Support Accessibility/Assistive Technology
  • Resources to Support Social Emotional Learning
  • Resources to Support Students with Significant Needs

Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education)

  • Lesson ideas by grade band from kindergarten through high school
  • Sections are divided into functional activities associated with time of day (morning, afternoon, evening)

COVID-19 Toolkit: Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times (Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules, AFIRM) (Available in English, Polish, Swedish, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish & Czech), National Professional Development Center (NPDC) on ASD

  1. Support Understanding
  2. Offer Opportunities for Expression
  3. Prioritize Coping and Calming Skills
  4. Maintain Routines
  5. Build New Routines
  6. Foster Connections (From a Distance)
  7. Be Aware of Changing Behaviors

Distance Learning for Special Education (Kansas Department of Education)

  • PreK-K, Elementary, Secondary, Transition
  • Behavior Supports
  • Communication Supports
  • Motor Activities
  • Schedules and Visual Supports
  • Social Supports
  • Social Narratives
  • Social Emotional Supports
  • Progress Monitoring Tools
  • Recreation and Leisure


Five Quick Tips for Teachers in Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities in the use of Assistive Technology during Home Instruction (Assistive Technology Network of Virginia)  

Five Quick Tips for Families on Using Assistive Technology to Support Instruction at Home for Students with Disabilities (Assistive Technology Network of Virginia)

Assistive Technology Quick Tip Videos (Assistive Technology Network of Virginia)


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