The St. Johns County School District ESE Dept. wants to share important resources regarding COVID 19 and information regarding keeping your family safe and healthy.
- Free Resources Compiled by the Florida Dept. of Education
- Tips for Families Supporting Students with Disabilities in Virtual Formats
- When I Am Frustrated-Social Scripts
- Coping Activity Page
- Arts 4 All – At home art activities https://arts4allflorida.org/Parent-resources.html?fbclid=IwAR2hh4fHPVa5PxDBIKsbZaWHV7aV25YUMFNabD0n56rQ8l_K3FeYwvOI0ow
- FDRLS created a video specifically focused on kids with significant cognitive disabilities, but it would also be extremely useful to families with PreK, kindergartners, and first graders. Teaching kids using regular household items and routines: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfvo9B0ik
- Parent-friendly tool that provides guidance for parents supporting distance learning (where the student is struggling). Behavior Strategies Newsletter
- Basic understanding of how to create and use behavior charts to shape desired behaviors https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYf3IZAli9
- FDLRS would like to be an ongoing, just-in-time support for teachers and parents as we navigate these COVID times. Therefore, virtual office hours are being offered to teachers and parents as described below. Please feel free to forward this information as you feel it is needed/appropriate:
Office Hours for Parents: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:30, evening appointments upon request.
Email [email protected] to make an appointment for times between 4:30 – 8:00.
To access the office hours: http://fdlrsregion2.adobeconnect.com/fdlrshelp/
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
Test your connection: http://fdlrsregion2.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
- Tips for parents helping their young children with ASD with distance learning: Strategies to help young children w ASD w distance learning_LRP
- Tips for Families in Supporting Their Children with Disabilities in Virtual Formats: FIN has created a new tip sheet to support families entitled, “Tips for Families in Supporting Their Children with Disabilities in Virtual Formats.” As a result of COVID-19, schools are moving to distance and virtual learning and families are being challenged to supervise educational activities at home. FIN has developed this tip sheet to assist families of students with disabilities in working with their children using a virtual format. The tip sheet is available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. English: http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Parent- Virtual-Tips-SW D-Final-03.24.20.pdf
Spanish: http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Family- Virtual-Tips-SW D-Spanish.-03.30.20.pdf
Haitian Creole: http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ Family-Virtual-Tips-SWD-Creole-03.30.20-1.pdf
For additional tips and suggestions, contact your local FIN facilitator at http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/meet-the-fin/
- Over the next six weeks, Lauren’s Kids will release digital lessons and activities from our Blueprint for Building Safer, Smarter Families resource, designed for use with elementary school students. A new set of lessons and activities will be posted weekly, focused on a different aspect of personal safety.
- Florida Department of Education has posted free resources for families on their website https://www.fldoe.org/covid-19/
- Learning without Tears offers free Digital and Print Resources plus Expert Advice to Support Students Learning at Home https://www.lwtears.com/
- Unite for Literacy is a website with free books for families that will read aloud and some include ASL interpreting. They even have some books for kids on COVID to help families explain it to their kids https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/