COVID-19 Virtual Learning Supports
This collection of resources provides parents, caregivers and self-advocates information on virtual learning supports available to help students during COVID-19. Some resources are available statewide while others are specific to Philadelphia and other regions of Pennsylvania.
Promoting Positive Learning Climates Online and at Home
This resource list was compiled by the PA Department of Education to support educators’ and parents’ efforts to maintain a positive learning climate while students are physically separated from their teachers and classmates due to the COVID-19 school closures.
Special Education During COVID
This resource provides information about Special Education laws and how they apply to school shutdowns and home schooling as a result of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Support for Education
These resources were developed and compiled by PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network) for families, students and Educators.
PEAL Center COVID Resources
The PEAL Center’s COVID resource page provides information and resources for parents and individuals on a wide range of topics including:
- Back to school
- US and State Government updates
- Online education resources
- Virtual activities
- Health care
- Early Intervention
- Assistive technology
- Community resources
They also have resources available in Spanish.
Family Resources for Students with Complex Learning Needs
This website from PaTTAN provides resources for family members for students with complex learning needs to support them during virtual learning as a result of COVID-19. For the purpose of this website, a complex learner is a child, youth, or young adult with an intellectual or significant cognitive disability, multiple disabilities, and/or sensory impairment.
Philadelphia Specific Resources
City of Philadelphia
These websites provides links to resources across a wide range of life areas including:
- Food, financial, and employment
- Summer resources
- Childcare and education
- Safety and wellness
School District of Philadelphia
This website provides an overview of Digital Learning as well as resources for individuals and parents to help them navigate virtual/digital learning environments.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.