We will be regularly adding to our online resource library to support children’s ongoing learning.


Free, Open-Access Web Resources

The resources listed below are free, open-access web resources.  Families are encouraged to access these resources to support learning outside of the classroom environment.

  • Join us for a webinar by Rebecca Doggett, Ph.D. on Wednesday, April 8th that will focus on practical tips for parents in supporting children with ASD during this time. Strategies for designing and implementing new routines, ways to approach explaining changes in daily life due to COVID, and how to maintain social skills virtually will be discussed. Register here.
  • April is Occupational Therapy Month. Check out this calendar with suggested home OT activities for each day!
  • Check out this Spring Lesson Plan Packet submitted from our Post Ave. staff!
  • Impact Parents is offering a free webinar on navigating technology for parents next week. The webinar is available from March 30th to April 4th. Register here.
  • Daily Home Schedule/Activity Ideas: Use this printable daily home schedule to provide structure for your child during this period of distance learning. This is a valuable support we use in the classroom to help our students. The activities listed can provide meaningful opportunities to practice skills while using the schedule.
  • Audible: stories.audible.com is offering a free library of engaging audio books available completely for free with no sign-up required.
  • BrainPOP (upper elementary) and BrainPOP Jr. are websites used in our classrooms that have short, informational videos about topics related to reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and much more.
  • Technology Resource Bulletin: Many of our students favorite online resources are found on YouTube. This Technology Resource Bulletin contains links to Barefoot Books and other useful videos commonly used in our classrooms, along with instructions on how to make watching them educational.
  • KidsGardening.org has a number of fun ideas for activities that you can do at home.
  • Positive Behavior Supports are strategies we use in our classrooms to prevent, manage, and improve challenging behaviors. This PowerPoint presentation contains information about challenging behaviors, reinforcement, and strategies parents can use to help improve behavior.
  • Check out some of these ideas for home occupational therapy (OT) activities and physical therapy (PT) activities you can do indoors: Physical Therapy Indoors | Occupational Therapy Indoors
  • Students from prekindergarten through upper grades will have access to PBS educational programming every weekday starting Monday, March 23rd on-air. These efforts will help ensure that all students can “Learn-at-Home”, whether they have a computer or broadband at home.
  • Click here to learn how to get free access to ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy, and other activities which may be helpful for our students during this time.
  • Social stories allow our students to learn using a combination of simple words and visuals. These social stories may help our students understand why schools are closed. Click below for some stories you can use at home.- Coronavirus School Closures | Coronavirus Social Story
  • GoNoodle contains many movements and mindfulness videos that our students use during classroom time.
  • This pamphlet from the Department of Education offers guidance on Early Childhood Instructional Resources that can be utilized during this time of distance learning. It offers activity ideas in the areas of play, language, art, science, math, reading, and much more.
  • Starfall is a website that focus on ABCs and 123s for our younger learners.
  • The Arc has provided these simple stories in English and Spanish that explain COVID-19 for individuals with disabilities:- Covid-19 Information (Spanish) | Covid-19 Information (English)
  • This list of apps from Inclusive Technology are currently free from the App Store. The apps include stories that can provide opportunities for sequencing, comprehension of the story being told, and integration of technology and learning.
  • Scholastic: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html 
  • ABC ya: www.abcya.com
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children has a number of resources available online here.
  • Ron Shuali is offering free “Yogarate” classes on his Facebook. This combination of yoga and karate might be a good opportunity for movement in the home! He posts new routines on a regular basis.
  • This PowerPoint called “Setting Up Your Home for Success,” written by some of our BCBAs, will help you to set up positive behavior supports in your home.
  • Click here to watch a video from Autism.org explaining five possible reasons for anxiety in people with autism and offering additional tips for coping at home during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Click here for homeschooling tips for children with autism with a focus on being proactive and promoting flexibility.
  • Hatch is offering parents free access to their Ignite@Home program for early learners. Ignite by Hatch includes play-based learning experiences covering seven domains of learning, from social-emotional development to phonics and math. Sign up for free access here.
  • Kids Activities Blog has compiled a list of all the authors and illustrators who are doing online story times, listed by day and time they will be occurring.
  • This article explains how to create a safe, sensory friendly backyard landscape for a child with special needs.
  • This article from Very Well Health explains some causes for anxiety in children with autism and techniques to help and assist them when they experience interfering behaviors.
  • Zero to Three offers a number of resources for early childhood development and early learners that may be useful to both educators and parents.
  • Parent to Parent NYS has published a newsletter highlighting educational and other related resources for families to use during school shutdowns. Check it out here.

Family Resources

  • Text4Caregivers is a free 10-week text service that distributes timely and relevant self-care and stress-management support via text messaging, through Parent to Parent NYS. The goal is to offer support in a quick, easy way to parents of children with special needs. The texts are available in English and Spanish.
  • Advance Care Alliance is giving a virtual family and provider forum on April 7th at 4pm to provide updates about their services during this time.
  • Brandow Law is offering a free hands-on workshop designed to assist parents and prospective guardians in completing the New York State Surrogate’s Court 17-A guardianship petition, line-by-line.
  • The Food Education Fund has created a space to share resources and information about available food sources for families in New York City, including free school meals at local schools, regardless of if the child attends the school.
  • Autism Speaks is offering a number of resources, information, and support for families in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Childmind.org is offering a number of supports and information for parents during this time.
  • Long Island Cares distributes food through a network of member agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This link to their food locator shows locations of local food pantries. They also offer a Children’s Mobile Breakfast Food Truck on weekends.
  • Island Harvest offers a numbers of food pantries across Long Island. You can locate by entering your ZIP code into their pantry locator found here.
  • Branches Long Island is delivering free bags of groceries to families. You can email brancheslongisland@gmail.com to register.
  • Advantage Engagement is offering a number of webinars and resources aimed at wellness with a focus on meditation here.
  • Call (516)-515-1948 to reach a warmline offered by Adelphi’s Institute of Parenting. Call with questions regarding babies’ and young children’s development and well-being, especially in times of heightened stress. They welcome non-emergency calls from parents, caregivers, and educators of young children (ages 0-6). Your call will be returned by an infant and early childhood specialist from the Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University.
  • HOPEFitness is offering remote workout sessions for individuals of all abilities. Self-direction is accepted as well. For more information, see this flyer.