Category: Special Education

Resources for parents and teachers

Active Learning Space

Active Learning Space provides curriculum-based learning for educators, learners, and families to support learners of all abilities levels. This programs supports learners with multiple disabilities through research-based strategies, interventions, and instruction. They provide support for younger and older learners, ideas for goal setting, and support for progress monitoring and connecting materials to goals.

Sensory Activities

Little Bins for Little Hands has about fifty different sensory play activities. Note that their page has lots of ads so be careful where you click! Hands on as We Grow has about 25. It also has a lot of ads on each page and popups And Next Comes SL has sensory play ideas and …


Nessy provides programs to help learners of all abilities to read, write, spell, and type. The programs are designed to support students who learn differently or have learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, that makes learning challenging. They provide free dyslexia tests, as well as research-based lessons, activities, and information for educators and families. Nessy is …


HelpKidzLearn is an online learning platform for special education offering a 14 day free trial during school closures. Many of their products are available for apps at about $3 each or in bundles for about $120. Special education teachers like the programs because the activities are accessible for a wide variety of students, including those …

Teach your monster to read

This interactive game teaches phonics from letters and sounds to full sentences. It’s free but you do have to sign up for it.

American Sign Language Stories & Videos

These videos from Rocky Mountain schools are read aloud in ASL. Students can see the text and the signs that go with it. This video series from YouTube has similar story resources.

Filtering Upsetting Statements

This activity set from Fort Bend schools has visuals and an explanation to help students learn to filter out statements that might be upsetting to others– crucial when everyone is locked in the same house for weeks on end!

Self Control Channel Changer

A resource created by the Fort Bend school district, this activity helps parents create self control channel changers with their children as a self-regulation tool.

Social Stories for Social Distancing

This site has social stories and communication boards about handwashing, social distancing, and the virus. This school closing tool kit from Fort Bend schools is also pretty helpful– lots of social stories as well.

Autism Circuit

If you are looking for materials to make your own choice boards, behavior cue boards, or anything in the picture communication family, this site is pretty good and totally free.

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