This padlet is a great website for parents who needs resources to support their children with Autism during COVID-19. This page provides information for parents on what is Autism, how to explain COVID-19 to students with Austimo, help for families and strategies for supporting learning. See the link here https://padlet.com/SELPACAPTAIN/c4ibcglc414h
For more general resources on how to support students with disabilities to learn, Understood.org also has great resources for students and families and a great teacher section with videos of educators showcasing effective ways to teach students with learning and attention issues on line.
EducationforAlllearners.org also provide a great conglomerate of resources from educators working remotely with students with disabilities. For example here is a teacher doing speech and language therapy online for a K student using Remote Parent Coaching https://www.educatingalllearners.org/projects/Remote-Parent-Coaching. For other demonstration of teachers addressing a growth mindset and mindfulness virtually follow this link https://www.educatingalllearners.org/projects/Growth-Mindset-and-Mindfulness-at-a-Distance
Another organization focused on helping students and educators succeed during online learning is the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Professor Claudia Rinaldi is the Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. Her areas of research are the implementation of the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework in urban settings with English learners, teacher education in bilingual special education, and diversifying the teacher pipeline. Claudia has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book for educators called Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers. She lead and developed a graduate certificate program in Teaching Bilingual Students with Disabilities for general, ESL and special education teachers geared towards applying research-informed practices to the questions and processes of identifying whether it is a language difference or a learning disability. Claudia developed a college mentoring program called Pathways to Teacher Diversity for districts and teacher education programs to partner in identifying and supporting underrepresented high school students interested in teaching careers to successfully access and persist in college. She serves in various boards including the National Center for Learning Disabilities and serves as an expert for Understood.org and the National Center for Intensive Interventions.
Professor Claudia Rinaldi believes that it is critical to prepare teacher leaders who may serve as advocates and allies and who will respond to the belief that all students can learn and succeed beyond barriers like culture, language, disability poverty, and marginalization in our country and globally.