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New links are added often, so please check back frequently. We wish you and your entire family the best during this unprecedented time.
This is a long list in three (3) categories, click on the category and you will jump to that section:
- Education, Public Health & Policy: Announcements from Santa Clara County, Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Education, ways to advocate, medical alerts, public health, etc.
- Home-Based Learning, Activities & Recreation: Ideas for at-home learning, assistive technology, working from home, yoga, art, educational videos, resources for kids, etc.
- Self-Care, Family Health & Wellness: Information on mental health, social stories, ways to connect with parents, self-care, healthy recipes, etc.
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Education, Public Health & Policy
Announcements from Santa Clara County, Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Education, ways to advocate, medical alerts, public health, etc.
*** Santa Clara County Public Health Department for the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in Santa Clara County, California.
*** Santa Clara County Public Health Department: Free COVID-19 Testing Sites
*** Santa Clara County Office of Education: Recovery and Reopening Santa Clara County Schools
*** California Department of Education: Distance Learning
RespectAbility Brochure: Virtual Education & Students With Disabilities Resource Guide
*** CA Department of Public Health: Update on Hospital Visitor Limitations Guidance for COVID-19
*** CA Department of Public Health: Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings
*** CA Employment Development Dept: Information you need to file an unemployment insurance claim
*** Johns Hopkins University: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases
*** Johns Hopkins University: COVID-19 United States Cases by County
*** CA Employment Development Dept: The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California.
*** CDC: Clean & Disinfect – Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019
*** World Health Organization: Coronavirus Overview
*** National Institutes of Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
***Planetree Health Library: Trusted Sources of Information vs. Scams or Fake News
Food Distribution in Santa Clara County: Catholic Charities working with Second Harvest and Meals on Wheels. Hotline for those in need of this service: 800-984-3663. It is answered between 8am and 5pm. After hours, people can call 211.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare telemedicine healthcare provider fact sheet
CDC Center for Preparedness and Response: Prepare Your Health – Have you planned ahead?
Mill Neck Family Organizations: International Sign Language on Coronavirus Information
Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office: phone number for and emails for individuals or businesses to report a non-essential business operating. Reports can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-792-2300 to leave a voicemail in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Unicef: COVID-19 Latest Information
Autism Speaks: COVID-19 Information and Resources
National Center for Learning Disabilities: Parent Advocacy Toolkit – Using Resources to Help School Districts Serve Students With Learning and Attention Issues During COVID-19
Home-Based Learning, Activities & Recreation
Ideas for at-home learning, assistive technology, working from home, yoga, art, educational videos, resources for kids, etc.
*** Comcast/Xfinity: Free wifi hotspots available for all
*** CA State Council on Developmental Disabilities: Ideas for Activities While Sheltering in Place
*** PBS Kids: Parent Resources, Tips and Advice
*** Reading Rockets Videos: Reading SOS – Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading
*** Zero to Three: Five Tips to Make the Most of Video Chats
*** Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing
*** Understood has a great collection of updates and tips for families, including those of children with special needs.
Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings NOTE: very extensive!
Claro Software apps: Free for now cloud based apps for struggling readers and writers
Senict Software: One month free trial now available for on-line subscription to software learning for the more complex learners
Stages Curriculum: Free for now, curriculum for children with autism
UCLA Community of Practice: Activities for Kids While Schools are Closed
San Jose Public Library: Enjoy Your Library from the Comfort of Your Home
CA State Council on Developmental Disabilities: 10 Tips to Support Someone During Times of Change
Common Sense Media: What to Watch, Read, and Play While Your Kids Are Stuck Indoors
DR LIM HONG HUAY, epidemiologist and developmental pediatrician in Singapore: Let’s Fight COVID-19 together with Superhero Me!
Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM): Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
San Jose Parks and Recreation: Virtual Recreation Center
Self-Care, Family Health & Wellness
Information on mental health, social stories, ways to connect with parents, self-care, healthy recipes, etc.
*** Silicon Valley Strong: a collaboration of the County and the 15 cities in the County to help ensure that all in our community have access to nutritious food.
*** Autism Society: COVID-19 Toolkit
*** World Health Organization: Healthy Parenting
“Strategies for Coping with Isolation and Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic” describes different types of isolation and includes tips for managing each type.
American Psychological Association: COVID-19 Information and Resources
VIDEO FROM CBSNY: Tips on how to talk to children about the outbreak
VIDEO: COVID-19 Tips for Parents
State Council on Developmental Disabilities: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities (Plain Language)
Idaho Infant Toddler Program: Virtual Early Intervention Family Flyer
Idaho Infant Toddler Program: Virtual Early Intervention Home Preparation Checklist for Families
Idaho Infant Toddler Program: Virtual Early Intervention Troubleshooting Guide for Families
Autism Society: Facebook Live – Coronavirus Information Series
Autism Society of California recorded webinar on 3/19: Resources for the New Reality- Coronavirus in the Special Needs Community
Parenting for Lifelong Health: Proven parenting tips and activities for all ages in worldwide languages