The Unified Young readers Club is a great inclusive activity for a younger audience and accompanies Special Olympics Young Athletes play with books and study guides that support teachers as they address such topics as inclusion, awareness, friendship, bullying, and acceptance to audiences of both students with and without intellectual disabilities. Each book has a theme that relates to multiple state academic standards, and aligns with the precepts of positive school climate initiatives.
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The purpose of Inclusion Tiles is to support understanding of the true meaning of diversity and meaningful inclusion. Meaningful inclusion is hard to put into words and action, and these tiles help to start the conversation and support people of all ages along their inclusion journey.
This Voices from the Field video shares the experiences of four teachers in the Exceptional Children department in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as they adjusted to delivering instruction during COVID-19 restrictions. They discuss the importance of communicating with families, how they have adapted virtual instruction and used instructional materials, their thoughts for continuing efforts in fall 2020, and their advice for other teachers.
Need key strategies on educational and transition planning for deaf students? A flexible, positive approach along with resources, tip sheets, and toolkits can support for Fall 2020 and beyond.
This one stop shop for all resources to support deaf students during COVID pulls together NDC technical assistance and dissemination activities on issues related to accommodations, communication, face masks, online learning, transition, and coordination of services. This web portal is updated weekly with new products and critical information to address ongoing concerns and needs in the field, with resources offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.
A series of webinars, from July through December 2020, on instructional strategies for children and youth who are deaf-blind (e.g., academic standards, literacy and numeracy, accessing the grade level general education curriculum). These will be recorded and made publicly available.
Staying on top of the continually changing information related to COVID-19 can be overwhelming. The resources on this page provide information to help families navigate health and benefits service systems.
Educational activities and routines to do at home. It provides ideas and resources to help children who are deaf-blind learn and have fun while schools are closed or any time.
Although intended primarily for families and educators of children with deaf-blindness, the content is highly relevant for children with any type of disability who benefit from learning through routines. Presented by two experts in the field of deaf-blindness.
Resources on how to provide instruction to students with deaf-blindness from a distance. It specifically focuses on students who are proficient communicators.
Grade level standards-based curriculum can be taught through authentic learning activities at home. This resource shows teachers and parents how to collaborate to support a child’s progress on his or her individualized goals at home.
This resource discusses how schools can plan for transitioning students with significant cognitive disabilities back into their schools after distance learning. The resource focuses on relationships, communication, and data.
Families may start to feel “stuck” during distance learning. This resource offers strategies and tools to help families and students get “unstuck” when frustrated with distance learning.
While most change happens slowly, COVID has forced schools and families to change quickly. This resource offers questions and suggestions for administrators, teachers, and families as e
Many classrooms use morning meetings to check-in with students and lay out the goals of the day, and this is still possible with asynchronous distance learning or work packets that go home. See elementary and middle school examples of a morning meeting check-in.