Parent and Family Remote Learning Resources
Included on this page are a list of different resources that parents and families of children with autism can access to assist with coping with Coronavirus and remote learning. Asterisks after a link indicate the resource originates from outside The New England Center for Children.
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Resources
Attached here is a comprehensive Excel document containing links to resources that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) offers to help general and special educators, administrators, related service providers, and parents address the needs of students with disabilities who are learning remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to access the document and then click on the links throughout it to access a specific resource.**
Talking about Coronavirus
The Education Services Department has shared a number of resources to help communicate with children about the Coronavirus and its implications on our world.
Language Arts, Math, and Science
The Education Services Department has compiled a document with numerous resources for parents and families to aid in remote learning.
- Click here to view the document with information and links to different resources.
- Children’s Museum Easton posts at-home science project for students during remote learning. Click here to view the latest project.**
- Click here to set up an account and play free math games with Math Prodigy.**
- Click here to access Tarheel Reader, which has a collection of e-books.**
- Click here to access Scholastic Learn at Home. This resource has different projects and activities geared towards different grade levels. It is currently free without a login.**
- Click here to access Mystery Science, which has a number of different mini and full length lessons about different science topics.**
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Applied Physical Education, and Fitness
The OT, PT, and APE Department has created a Youtube channel where teachers share videos intended for students. Included on this channel are short workouts, music lessons, and OT objectives.
Art and Leisure
Here are a number of worksheets and activities that your child can do at home.
- Click here to view and print a creative coloring sheet booklet.**
- Click here to view a document with different ideas for at-home art projects.
Our Vocational Services Department has compiled a document with videos modeling different household chores.
Health, Safety, Wellness
Keeping your family healthy and safe is at the top of everyone’s mind. Below are numerous resources that discuss how you can keep your family physically and mentally well throughout this uncertain time.
- Click here to view a webinar discussing parenting and coping strategies.**
- Click here for more information from the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership about crisis services.**
- Click here for a short document about using principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to cope with Coronavirus.**
- Click here for a document from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about supporting individuals with autism during uncertain times.**
- Click here for a virtual symptom checker.**
- Click here for a comprehensive page from the Child Mind Institute about supporting families during this uncertain time.**