Information and Resources in Response to COVID-19


The START Project team understands the challenges ahead for schools and families. We will be sharing information and resources via our website and social media in order to provide support for families and schools. START is actively planning for other options for training and resources in the event of cancellations. Please visit our updates page for more information on cancellations. As always, please reach out to the START office if you have any concerns or questions. 



Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Support:

Organization/Group

Date/Time

Topic

Office of Special Education Programs

6/4/2020 at 2pm

Resources For Teachers and Parents to Enhance the Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 for Children with Disabilities

MSU

Ongoing

Spartan Caregiver Support

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Ongoing

Virtual Office Hours for Educators

Videos and Webinar Recordings:

Organization/Group

Topic

Florida Inclusion Network

Paula Kluth: E-Learning in Challenging Times

VCU Autism Center for Excellence

Sibshops (which are opportunities for siblings of individuals with special health, mental health, and developmental needs to grow support and knowledge while having fun)

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Beyond – Using Social Media for Peer to Peer Engagement
- Strategies and Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments
- Employment Preparation and Work Based Learning Experiences in a Virtual World
- Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and At Home

Praxis Continuing Education and Training

An ACT Approach to Parental Burnout


U.S. Department of Education Guidance

Michigan Department of Education Guidance

Comprehensive Resources

School Support Resources

Family Support Resources

Early Childhood Resources

Adolescent and Young Adult Resources

Visual Supports and Social Narratives

Managing Stress and Anxiety and Supporting Mental Health

How to socially connect and maintain relationships

Technology Support and Access

Ideas for Activities at Home

Here are a few of the many resources for activities and ideas for families while schools are closed: 


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