Virtual activities, education and support for parents with special needs children

Distance and virtual learning websites specifically for children and families with special needs

Education

IXL Learning 
Description: IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, and individualized guidance and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.

Special Books by Special Kids
Description: SBSK is a 501(c)3 organization that seeks to normalize the diversity of the human condition under the pillars of honesty, respect, mindfulness, positivity and collaboration.

Simply Special Ed 
Description: A kindergarten-Grade 4 life skills teacher in Massachusetts keeps things simple to increase communication and build independence.

FunBrain 
Description: Children with learning disabilities in grades K-8 can watch lesson videos and practice their skills in attention-grabbing games like Penguin Drop. Game directions are illustrated to assist struggling readers, too.

StarFall 
Description: Young children diagnosed with learning disabilities will love fun activity lessons – from letter recognition to reading full-length books. Students can also download swinging sing-alongs, including “Wheels on the Bus,” for fine-motor coordination.

Age of Learning 
Description: Age of Learning is offering families at affected schools free at-home access to ABCmouse, a learning resource for ages 2 to 8; Adventure Academy for students ages 8 to 13; and ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform for children 12 and under.

Do2learn
Description: Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including View2do, JobTIPS, FACELAND, books, and apps for purchase.

Activities 

The Genius of Play 
Description: Play ideas for children with special needs

NH Special Olympics
Description: Staying active while staying at home

New England Healing Sports Association
Description: Online classes available. NEHSA serves individuals and families through adaptive sports, promoting healing and accomplishment.

Easterseals
Description: Online activities for children with special needs.

Dr. Seuss YouTube
Description: From the Cat in the Hat to Thing Two and Thing One, this is your home for Seussian fun!  The Lorax and Horton and Sam-I-Am too, everyone’s here, just waiting for you.

Sesame Street and Autism 
Description: Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to manage common challenges, to simplify everyday activities, and to grow connections and support from family, friends, and community.

Craft Factory
Description: Craft Factory is the home of creativity. With life hacks, up-cycling, home improvements, crazy cake decorating and more, we want to inspire you to get making!

Support 

New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities
Description: Fact sheets related to COVID-19, including emergency guidance on Family Centered Early Supports and Services

OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) 
Description: With remote learning in our schools and families now working from home, OCALI is here to connect families and caregivers with accessible materials, online learning, and other resources. We want to ensure that you have what you need to best support the family members and people that you live with, love, and care for during this unprecedented time. Free through June 1.

Southern NH Health
Description: Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic, located at 5 George St, Hudson. Open on Mondays.

NH Community Behavioral Health
Description: This network of mental health centers provides ongoing and emergency behavioral health services to New Hampshire residents, both children and adults.

ATECH Services
Description: Assistive technology services including evaluation, recommendations, and support for assistive technology devices for people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Center 
Description: Even in a crisis, people with disabilities have the right to live, work, learn, and access their community without discrimination. Speak with an attorney about a disabilities-related issue

AANE – Aspbergers/Autism Network 
Description: The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) helps people with Asperger’s and similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives.

Categories: Special Needs

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