Covid-19 and Special Ed


Newsletter regarding COVID-19 from Framingham’s Special Ed Department:

This letter is a good summary of what special education looks like during COVID-19 dated 4/9/2020 from DESE

Information and resources for special educators from DESE

Letter from Dr. Tremblay, Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools

Covid and Special Ed PowerPoint presentation

Update on COVID-19 and Remote Learning: Supporting Students and Families (hosted by the Federation for Children with Special Needs and SpaN) 4/3 

Resources from the Federation for Children with Special Needs FCSN | MassPAC | COVID-19 Special Education Resources

Resources from Autism Speaks

Resources from Massachusetts Advocates for Change

Family Resources Toolkit from Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change

Turning three transition and COVID-19

Resources from Mass Down Syndrome Congress

Updates on Special Ed during the COVID19 Pandemic

Letter from Dr. Tremblay, Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools

Letter to Families from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on 3/30/20 : English – Spanish

Update on COVID-19 School Closure and Special Education Rights. 

Organizations to Call for Questions

The Federation for Children with Special Needs is open.    Send us your Questions or Concerns – Phone: 617-236-7210 or 800-331-0688 and Family TIES: 800-905-8437 Email: [email protected]  Online Intake Form:

Massachusetts Advocates for Change’s COVID-19 education hotline. English: 617-357-8431 ext. 3224  Espanol: 617-357-8431 ext. 3237

Example of Student Remote Learning Plan


Structure At Home: Let’s Build It!
(Webinar Recording) (Closed Captions File)(PowerPoint File)

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense from 25 organizations.

Activities for sensory regulation

Indoor activities for energetic kids

Free Boardmaker images for COVID-19

PBS LearningMedia resources span disciplines for grades PreK-12, are aligned to national and state standards, and include videos, comprehensive lessons, and other activities. Family Activities support learning and development for children ages 0 to 8. Distance Learning Center

CDC COVID-19 American Sign Language Videos…