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Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

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COVID-19 Resources for Families

Our professional team has created the Milestones COVID-19 Hub for tips, updates and information to help you navigate the changes and challenges COVID-19 has introduced to our lives.  

Need help now? Contact the Milestones free autism Helpdesk to speak to one of our professional staff.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

Where can I take my child during the workday for care?
Milestones is currently compiling a list of individuals who are available to provide childcare. Please contact help@milestones.org or call 216.464.7600 ext. 200 for support.

What school option is the best for my child?
Milestones has compiled a flow chart and tips on how to work with your child's school to provide IEP services, structure and success for the school year, regardless of whether your child is spending the year in school virtually or in a hybrid school model. Read here

How do I teach my child about handwashing?
Here are some helpful video resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
1) What You Need to Know About Handwashing
2) YouTube Live Handwashing Presentation
3) Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu

Fall School Resources for Families

Read suggestions from Milestones on how to assist your child through this school year and make it successful, whether it is virtual or a hybrid option
New Special Education Term: Recovery Services, What is It? Is Your Child Eligible? from Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA
School Leader Voices: Concerns & Challenges to Provide Meaningful IDEA-related services During Covid-19 from the National School Board Association
Social Distancing at Home Social Story from STAR Autism Support
Internet Safety for Kids with ASD  (English and Spanish) from STAR Autism Support
Homeschool Products for Students with ASD from National Autism Resources
Homeschooling Your Child with Autism from TACA Autism Community in Action
Distance Learning: 8 Tips to Get Your Child Ready for Learning at Home from Understood.org
6 Tips for Homeschooling Your Child with ASD from Friendship Circle
Homeschooling, with Severe Autism from The National Council on Severe Autism
Transitioning Back to School During COVID from Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Students with Disabilities Reset and Restart for the 2020-21 School Year from the Ohio Department of Education
Virtual Activities for Teachers & Families During Covid-19 
Special Ed/COVID-19 Outbreak Q&A Fact Sheet from Disability Rights Ohio
Improving Accessibility for Remote Learning Environments from OCALI
Schooling During COVID: Family ECHO September Series from Nationwide Children's Hospital 

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. 
Back to School Guide from the American Occupational Therapy Association
Planning for Instruction both at School and Distance Learning: The 5C Process
Covid 19 Related Social Stories for Schools from Autism Little Learners
Thinking About Thinking from MooBoo Resources offers activities for visual learners
ABCya! - math, spelling, art games for PreK through middle school
Cool Math - math lessons and games for middle - and high school students
Hooda Math - math games, K through high school
Khan Academy - tutoring and resources in multiple subjects for K-12. Also offers college testing tutorials.
Khan Academy Kids - instructional app for kids ages 2-7
Math Playground - math games, 1st-6th grade
Mobymax - helps with learning gaps in variety of subjects, various ages
PBS Kids - games, videos, daily activities with preschool characters
Read Write Think - reading and language arts, K-12
Scholastic - books, book clubs, reading skills
Scholastic Learn at Home Program - educational activities, videos, and articles that change daily
Scratch - create your own stories, games and animations
Seussville - activities with a Dr. Seuss character theme
Starfall - learning for PreK-3rd grade
Storybird - lessons on how to write stories
Super Duper Library - Free digital cards and worksheets for learning

Fall School Resources for Educators


Anxiety and Mental Health Support

Coping with COVID-19: For Self-Advocates from Milestones Autism Resources
Tips to Help You Manage Anxiety During the COVID-19 Crisis from Milestones Autism Resources
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times from the School of Education, University of North Carolina
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Coronavirus Tool Kit for Children with Autism During Lockdown from InovAND Excellence Center for Autism and Neurological Disorders
Ohio Launches Toll-Free ‘COVID Careline’ to Provide Emotional Support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Art with Heart - a website that offers exercises for expressing anxieties and feelings about the Coronavirus.
Anime-themed worksheets and flashcards for social-emotional learning on Coronavirus from Autism Teaching Strategies
Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times from The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team
A resource guide for parents during Covid-19 from Akron Children's Hospital

Looking for a support group to meet other parents in the autism community? Visit our Resource Center here.

Educational Resources


Thinking About Thinking from MooBoo Resources offers activities for visual learners
ABCya! - math, spelling, art games for PreK through middle school
Cool Math - math lessons and games for middle - and high school students
Hooda Math - math games, K through high school
Khan Academy - tutoring and resources in multiple subjects for K-12. Also offers college testing tutorials.
Khan Academy Kids - instructional app for kids ages 2-7
National Geographic for Kids - science and nature, animals
Math Playground - math games, 1st-6th grade
Mobymax - helps with learning gaps in variety of subjects, various ages
PBS Kids - games, videos, daily activities with preschool characters
Read Write Think - reading and language arts, K-12
Scholastic - books, book clubs, reading skills
Scholastic Learn at Home Program - educational activities, videos, and articles that change daily
Scratch - create your own stories, games and animations
Seussville - activities with a Dr. Seuss character theme
Starfall - learning for PreK-3rd grade
Storybird - lessons on how to write stories
Super Duper Library - Free digital cards and worksheets for learning

Financial Supports

Managing Behaviors and Daily Planning

Managing Behaviors at Home During the Virus Pandemic from Milestones Autism Resources
If I Feel Sick social story from Milestones Autism Resources
Daily Schedule Template for Self-Advocates from Milestones Autism Resources
Handwashing Social Story from The National Autism Association
Wearing A Mask social story from Autism Little Learners
Computer and Internet Safety from Star Autism Support
Articles about Autism and Covid-19 from Autism Parenting Magazine
Heading Back After COVID-19: Information about My Son/Daughter on the Autism Spectrum from Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Need help learning how to incorporate visual supports into your child's routine? Read our Visual Supports Tool Kit. It offers guidance on using schedules and visual aids, with links to samples and templates you can download.

What to Know About COVID-19

What Should the Autism Community Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak? from Autism Speaks
How to Handle Clinical Care During Social Distancing from Autism Speaks
COVID-19 Resources from University Hospitals' Rainbow Center for Women & Children
What's COVID-19? social story from the National Autism Association
Coronavirus social story for children from The Autism Educator
Hello, I Am A Virus (a Social Story for Young Children) from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Hello, I Am A Virus (a Social Story for Young Children) Spanish version from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
How Do I Get Tested For COVID-19? social story for children from Cincinnati Children's Hospital
I Can Wear A Mask! social story for children from Cincinnati Children's Hospital
I Can Stay Healthy By Wearing A Face Mask  from Rutgers University Medical School and The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Multiple videos and social stories about COVID-19  compiled by various resources
Lectura: Aprendizaje a distancia por Autism Little Learners from Autism Little Learners

Statewide Agency Services and Resources

Family Connection Resources regarding the ongoing COVID-19 emergency from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during the Coronavirus Outbreak from the U.S. Department of Education
Resilience Materials for COVID-19 from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Guidance: COVID-19 Standards of Care for Vulnerable Populations from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
What COVID-19 Standards of Care Means for Families from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Safeguard against Disability Discrimination during COVID-19 from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Do You Know Your Rights with COVID-19? from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

More Helpful Links

Stimulus Check Calculator - Provides an estimate on how much you may receive, Created by the Washington Post
General financial questions answered regarding various payment delays and filing for unemployment from NPR
In-home Suggestions for Parents During Quarantine from Autism New Jersey
Guide for establishing routines at home from the Marcus Autism Center
Tips for Teens with Autism from Bryan Westfall, Aurora High School Senior and Self-Advocate
Self-Directed Safety Planning Guidebook from The Adult Advocacy Centers
Assisted Safety Planning Guidebook from The Adult Advocacy Centers
COVID-19 Information and Resources from Autism Speaks
How to Explain a Global Heath Crisis to Children with Autism from Psychology Today
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities from Ohio Self-Determination Association
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities (Spanish) from Ohio Self-Determination Association

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