We at SEED are thinking of all of you in our community who are sheltering in place! We’ve compiled some resources for families to help get them through this time and maintain some sense of peace and order – or at least try!
If you have any resources you’d like to add, please send them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can share them with the community. Stay healthy everyone!
Make it Stick Parenting Workshops and resources
Elizabeth Sautter is offering a 50% discount code for her “Make it Stick” parenting course, available to the SEED community for a limited time. Her website also includes many free resources. Use code SEED50 here:
Special Education at Home – Distance Learning
Spedhomeschool.com has put together a very helpful page with resources for doing special education at home.
Kimochis Social-Emotional Learning Lessons
Below are the links for the first week of social-emotional lessons based on the Kimochis method and taught by LAFSD Early Intervention Coordinator Samantha Hodge. See below for a link for all of the videos in a google drive folder and below for a PDF file of the parent handbook.
The lessons are based the Kimochis Curriculum; specifically using the Emotions Chart, Parent Handbook (so that lessons are designed to be done at home) and story books. Sam has included her own video modeling to make the lessons easier for families to access and to provide for repetition, which is key for most any type of learning.
For more on Kimochis, visit: www.kimochis.com
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times
This packet of information contains all of the content, strategies, and resources related to supporting individuals with ASD. Click here to access the complete information kit.
Three Keys to Help Your Child Cope so They Can Stay Calm, Focused, and even Happy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As you look toward the summer break, you may be wondering how you can support your child’s social and emotional health – especially since everything social is cancelled – and how you can prepare your child to cope with re-entry to school in the fall, in whatever form that may take.
Elizabeth Sautter and Dr. Rebecca Branstetter, the founders of Make-It-Stick Parenting, are presenting a free webinar and downloadable tools to help parents guide their children’s social-emotional well-being during the pandemic. Click here to register for the webinar, which is free for a limited time.
Positive Parenthood Virtual Support Group
Join Positive Parenthood’s Drs. Robin and Chelsea Hauge for drop-in parenting support and conversation every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Click here to sign up.
Disability Rights During Covid-19
Click here for a brief guide on Special Education during Covid from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.
Low-Cost Covid-19 Support Groups
Resources for the Bright and Quirky
The Bright and Quirky website provides resources for twice exceptional kids along with access to its recent summit (fee-based) and a blog from parenting experts.
Coronavirus Social Story
Click here to download a free social story especially crafted for kids on the spectrum.
Parents Helping Parents
Based in the South Bay, Parents Helping Parents (PHP) is a non-profit with great online resources for families with special needs children.
Listen to a Podcast
Let’s face it – it’s hard to focus on reading a book right now. But you can listen to a podcast while you’re walking around the block (at a safe social distance of course!). Some favorites for the special needs community include: the Constant Chaos podcast hosted by local moms Rachel and Christie as they break down the challenges of raising ADHD kids and Parenting Special Needs Magazine’s podcast