A collection of resources to support all participants in virtual meetings. Includes tipsheets and infographics for participating in virtual meetings, recorded webinars on conducting facilitated IEPs, mediations, and hearings virtually; and some State resources.
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Website of curated, family-friendly resources on coronavirus, divided into 7 sections: Guidance from the Federal Government (and Others), COVID-19 Info in Other Languages or Formats, Telecommuting Technology and Tips, Schooling at Home, Coping with COVID-19 for Adults and for Children, Information for Non-Profits, and Planning for When Workplaces and Schools Reopen.
Tucker the Turtle provides a scripted story to teach young children how to calm down when they have strong feelings by tucking into their shell and taking deep breaths. The story also includes visuals to help children learn how to use the strategy.
Helping your child during the pandemic provides families with a few strategies to help their child cope during the pandemic. Programs and professionals are encouraged to post this resource on their web sites or share through social media.
Use this visual choice board to help young children select and use a classroom greeting while maintaining social distancing.
Tips for helping your child during the pandemic provides families with suggestions and resources for helping their child cope with stress, changes, and staying at home.
Programs can use this form to gather information from families as to the impact from the pandemic and best ways to support the child and family.
This document is designed to guide the Program Leadership Team around considerations for supporting children, families, and staff as they return to the program. The guidance includes Pyramid Model practices you know and encourages you to think about those strategies from a trauma-informed perspective.
This resource includes instructions and tips for families on how to create a calm down area at home.
As early childhood programs work on re-opening, they can use these online communication and phone scripts to help guide your conversations with families.
Here are tips and ideas for helping children identify emotions when your face, your most expressive feature, is covered by a mask. Use these strategies to let children know that behind the mask, a kind and warm expression is still there!
This scripted story helps to explain to children the how, why, and when of wearing face masks.
NCSI presented a multi-part webinar series sharing best practices for state special education leaders to make the best use of available resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NCSI and invited experts shared information to help state leadership teams make informed decisions amid current circumstances, ensuring leaders are poised to continue high-quality educational programming for students and families.
Use this tip sheet to help practitioners of infants and toddlers intentionally plan and think about how to reconnect, help children transition back to the classroom, and support children's social and emotional development after being away from the program.
The current pandemic has resulted in the need for educators and service providers to find ways to deliver services remotely; yet students and communities have unequal access to internet and technology resources. This resource helps practitioners make decisions about the most appropriate method for distant delivery and has organized resources and indicated the level of technology necessary to use them when providing instruction and services for transition-age students with disabilities.