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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletins

Providing Continuity of Learning to Students with Disabilities Through Nonpublic Special Education Schools during COVID-19

Serving Children with Disabilities under IDEA During School Closures Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Navigating Secondary Transition Services for Students with Disabilities during COVID-19

Continuity of the IFSP for Young Children (Birth – Age 4) with Developmental Delays/Disabilities and their Families during Extended School/Agency Closure due to
the COVID-19 Pandemic

Providing Continuity of Learning for Students with Disabilities who require Extensive, Intensive, Individualized Instruction and Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting the use of Assistive Technology in a Virtual and/or Distance Learning Environment

Supporting Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 and Afterwards

A Parents’ Guide: Navigating Special Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Extended School Year (ESY) Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Public School Websites (by County) – Student Learning Resources – Meal pick up locations

Allegany County Public Schools

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore County Public Schools

Calvert County Public Schools

Caroline County Public Schools

Carroll County Public Schools

Cecil County Public Schools

Charles County Public Schools

Dorchester County Public Schools

Frederick County Public Schools

Garrett County Public Schools

Harford County Public Schools

Howard County Public Schools

Kent County Public Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools

Somerset County Public Schools

St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Talbot County Public Schools

Washington County Public Schools

Wicomico County Public Schools

Worcester County Public Schools


5 Coronavirus Coping Tips for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus – Adults can help by making sure adolescents don’t overestimate the dangers or underestimate their ability to protect themselves

Coronavirus: What Is It and What Can I Do?  — The Arc Maryland and Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students – U.S. Department of Education

How to Explain a Global Health Crisis to Children with Autism

How to Help Children Manage Fears

How to help children with autism adjust during self-isolation

How to Talk About COVID-19 With People on the Autism Spectrum 

How to talk to children about the coronavirus

IEP Modification/Amendment or Individualized Continuity of Learning Plans: Preserving The Rights You and Your Child Have Under the Law
(Brief Guide for Parents #2) — Disability Rights Maryland

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak – U.S. Department of Education

Safeguard Against Disability Discrimination During COVID-19 by the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

Supporting with Autism Through Uncertain Times

Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource — National Association of School Psychologists

What Is Social Distancing?

What to Do When Your Child on the Autism Spectrum’s Routine Is Disrupted by the Coronavirus?

Why Social Distancing Mitigates the Spread of  COVID-19

Working from home: Developing new routines

At home activities

Active For Life – Raising Physically Literate Kids

Art Activities and Games

Art for Kids Hub — Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!

Audible Stories Free Audiobooks

Boredom Busters — 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families and Kids — Our list of Boredom Busters includes over 100 fun (and mostly free) activities that you and your kids can enjoy at home.  This handy list can easily be printed and placed on the refrigerator – a great way to have instant “ideas” when boredom strikes!

Broadway Collective Study Hall — Each week for 3 weeks, starting Monday March 30th, we will drop exclusive masterclasses taught by Broadway performers for you to stream – all for FREE.

Cartooning Club – How to Draw – YouTube Channe — Looking for fun and easy ways to improve your drawing skills? You’ve come to the right place. Art is an essential life skill that everyone should learn.


Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube Channel)

Disney Imagineering – Build Your Own Themepark

Easy Indoor Activities for Energetic Kids

Free Online Concerts from world famous classical music venues

GoNoodle — When it’s time for them to get up and move around, this always-free app has videos that kids can follow along with for a little dance break.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.

MOCO Movement Center Facebook Page — Move with MOCO –Each day, check in to this page at noon to follow along LIVE with activities like dance, yoga, ball games, scavenger hunts, fun with bubbles, and more with your favorite MOCO friends.

Muffalo Potato — Drawing Lessons

Over 100,000 images from museums in Paris have been put online — Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website.

Rebel Girls — Activities include how to write a business plan, how to write a computer program, how to plant a garden, and more.

School of Strength – fitness videos led by six Special Olympics athletes and featuring WWE star Becky Lynch that are designed to get people with disabilities moving, all from home.

Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times

The Learning Station

Unleashing Readers – There are some incredible authors who are doing LIVE (yes, LIVE!) readings and doodle alongs of their books. We are, quite frankly, blown away and in awe of these authors. Ricki’s and Kellee’s children are loving so many of these! Here’s amazing opportunities for our children/students as we move to digital/distance learning.

Yachad on Demand

Yoga with Miss Yael

Educational Websites

6 Online Speech Therapy Resources for Kids

Activities from a Speech Therapist

Bamboo Learning — Bamboo works with Amazon’s Alexa to do free, voice-based activities around math, music, social studies, and stories

Bibliomania — Free Online Literature

Boardmaker Coronavirus Communication Support Materials — A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions.

BrainPOP video about the Coronavirus — It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind.

Breakout EDU


Class Central — 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

ClubSciKidz – Where Science and Technology Connect

Distance/Home Learning Packets and Strategies

Duolingo — teaches foreign languages using bite-size lessons.

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings 

(More) Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

Epic – Digital Library

Free Social and Emotional Learning Activities

Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids — Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 17 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online teaching games, printable activities, videos, and so much more.

Handwriting Heroes — Free educational resources for middle school to college

Khan Academy

LightSail – Literacy Platform

Milwaukee with Kids – Two weeks of fun and easy science experiments

MKE With Kids Resources and Activities 

Mommy Speech Therapy — Words in various speech position, great for articulation

NASA Kid’s Club

PBS Kids

Picture Dictionary — This dictionary contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages. — Learning Idioms

Rosetta Stone —  Free access to Rosetta Stone for the the next three months

Scholastic Learn at Home

ScratchJr — With ScratchJr, participants can program their own interactive stories and games

Special Education and Your Child with an IEP During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Brief Guide for Parents by Disability Rights Maryland

Special Needs for Special Kids — Free online resources for teachers and parents of kids with autism and significant learning challenges. — K-5 math

Squiggly’s Playhouse — Creative Writing


Stories from the Web —  Provides a free online tool to write, illustrate and publish children’s stories.

TEDEd — TED-Ed provides everything you need to spark and celebrate your child’s ideas.

Toy Theater — Visual memory activities

Using a “Mini-Schedule” or Visual Checklist

World of Words 

Resources specific to Maryland

Maryland Department of Health letter regarding Self-Direction

Maryland Department of Health letter regarding DDA Services

Maryland Health Connection

Maryland School District Continuity of Learning Plans

Social Stories

Carol Gray Social Story: My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Story

Covid-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Debbie Fights Coronavirus

Handwashing Social Story

Help Kids Understand the Corovavirus

Just for Kids – A Comic About Coronavirus 

Let’s Learn About the Coronavirus

Let’s Talk About the Coronavirus (video)

My Clean Hands

My Coronavirus Story

Printable Social Stories

Wearing a Mask

What is the Coronavirus

Virtual Field Trips

Boston Children’s Museum

Discovery Education

Farm Tours

Georgia Aquarium

Great Wall of China

Guggenheim Museum

Houston Zoo

J. Paul Getty Museum

Louvre Museum

Mars (like, the planet)

MASP, Brazil

Met Opera

Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Geographic

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

National Parks Service

Pergamon Museum

Reid Park Zoo


San Diego Zoo



Smithsonian National Zoo

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Yellowstone National Park

Zoo Atlanta (Panda Cam)