COVID-19 Resources

CDC Resources and Factsheets

Community Resources

Free Comcast

Eligible families can apply to receive Comcast for 60 days completely free. If you meet the criteria, you may be instantly approved for service!

Meals4Kids

To access meals in your area for your family, type your address into the map on this link to find a pickup site near you.

English and ASL Resources for Talking to Children

Not sure how to talk with your child about Coronavirus/ COVID-19? Need help as a parent navigating this uncharted territory? Here are English/ ASL resources that you can use to talk to your children today.

Family Support

Tips to Support Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sheetz KidzMeals

Sheetz is proud to announce a new Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal Bagz will be available all day starting Thursday, April 2 and will include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink. The program will start April 2, 2020 and be available for a period of two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated based on community need. 

Educational Resources

At-Home Learning Resources

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons has developed a list of resources to encourage the continuity of language development and academic growth for deaf and hard of hearing students during school closures.

Daily ASL Stories

A new story signed every morning at 9am. Videos will be saved to the Sign2Me Facebook feed for later viewing. 

Perkins School for the Blind Teaching Resources

Perkins School for the Blind has compiled reaching resources for students who are blind or visually impaired. Check them out for ideas of how to make assignments accessible!

National Internet Archive Emergency Library

There is a wide variety of books that can be ‘checked out’ online for free! After clicking on a book, you can follow the link “print disability? Get access now.” Follow the instructions to gain access to the accessibility features available on the website.

Free Learning Software

Freedom Scientific is currently offering free home-use software to those affected by COVID-19? Users can access JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion software free of charge until June 30, 2020

STEM Activities Calendar

Here is a PreK-12 calendar full of STEM activities to do at home. These activities will engage your kids in critical thinking, problem solving, and fun! Click this link for a variety of take home resources and online resources to help keep your kid engaged in STEM activities during school closures.

Boston University Learning Resources

Educational materials developed by Boston University for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The website includes ASL/ English literature, lesson plans, and teaching materials. Something for everyone!

At-Home STEM Activities

Looking for fun and creative ideas to practice STEM skills at home? Check out NASA’s STEM activities here!

Online Learning Activities

This is a compiled list of online activities in various educational areas: virtual field trips, reading, writing, math, science, screen free activities, and other.

ASL Stories and Resources for Parents and Kids

The Deaf-Hearing Communication Center has started an online, ongoing compilation of ASL Stories, ebooks, and ASL Educational Resources for Families and Students. On this list, you can find access to free resources for a variety of ages. 

Learn at Home Projects

Bored at home, want to learn something cool? Scholastic is providing day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Select your grade level and start learning now!

Daily Writing Prompts for Students

Students can respond to daily writing prompts, inspired by the New York Times, at home for free! Each week, The Learning Network will offer dozens of new ways for students to practice reading, writing, and thinking using Times journalism. They will be able to submit their prompts and reply to others if desired. 

Literacy Instruction Resources

Visit TTAC’s website to see a list of resources and activity guides for students who are visually impaired. 

Song, Dance, and At-Home Exercise

Have little ones who are feeling wiggly and just need to get out some energy? Check out Go Noodle for families! There are 100s of songs, dances, and exercises perfect for being stuck inside.

ASL Stories and Resources

Want to read a story, learn some ASL, and more? Check out the Educational Resource Center on Deafness’ YouTube page! There are children’s stories signed in ASL, as well as family signs and more.

Virtual Learning Resources

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Learning A-Z recognizes that many schools are moving to a virtual learning option. Your health and safety, along with the safety of your educators and families, are the most important things during these difficult times. Learning can continue outside of the classroom walls, and we want to make sure students still have the opportunity to fill their hearts with the joy of reading. Learning A-Z subscriptions give your students full access to literacy resources from home, or any place with an Internet connection. See helpful information and resources below to assist you as you move to virtual learning. Please check back frequently, as they are updating this page regularly. 

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