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Resources & Information on Special Education Resources for Parents
8 Favorite Special Education Websites for Teachers and Parents
Today is National Teacher Day , and you may be sending kids to school with gifts for their favorite teachers. But another way to better appreciate teachers and what they do is to read some of the resources they use to help them do their jobs better. The following websites about educating students with special needs are of interest to both teachers and parents. They give information about special education law and interventions; classroom tips and strategies for teaching students in special education; and adapting and modifying material for learners in special education. Read full article.
COVID-19 and Children with Autism
COVID-19 Autism Community Relief

The special needs community has been left to navigate this pandemic without the assistance of a variety of physical, speech, occupational and intellectual therapists.
 
THE PROBLEM
Children with autism function best within a routine, and now their lives have been turned upside down and they are left with parents struggling to find a routine for their academics and therapies.  Some parents of autistic children are in need of food, utility assistance, technology learning assistance for their children and sensory items to keep the children entertained. There are a number of under served families who do not have access to outdoor play areas in light of the parks being closed and the social distancing mandate. There are various obstacles for parents and their children to access much needed services, the ability to shop without their children and obtain essential survival items and food as well as child care and respite services.
MPACT Mentor Volunteer Program
What is an MPACT Mentor Volunteer?
Mentors are trained volunteers who, upon request, provide support to families of children with disabilities throughout the special education process. A mentor does not represent or speak for a parent or family member, but a mentor does help empower an individual to become a strong educational advocate for his or her child. MPACT mentors are screened and receive training and supervision from MPACT staff.


MPACT is funded in part or whole by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H328M090020-10. The contents of the website, however, and any documents cited herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S Department of Education.
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