Information and Resources in Response to COVID-19

The START Project team understands the challenges for schools and families. We will continue to share 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. As always, please reach out to the START office if you have any concerns or questions. 

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Support:





12/1/2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Creating Positive, Predictable, and Safe Learning Environments for All


12/8/2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Engaging and Supporting Families within a Multi-Tiered Approach



InspirED Virtual Learning Series



Spartan Caregiver Support

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Virtual Office Hours for Educators

Videos and Webinar Recordings:



Office of Special Education Programs

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

Florida Inclusion Network

Paula Kluth: E-Learning in Challenging Times

VCU Autism Center for Excellence

Sibshops (siblings of individuals with special health, mental health, and developmental needs get 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

Transition Coalition

Strategies & Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments


Educators Share Distance Learning Strategies for Students with Significant Support Needs

Praxis Continuing Education and Training

An ACT Approach to Parental Burnout

U.S. Department of Education Guidance

Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and 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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