Friday, June 11, 2021

Pandemic Resources for EC Families

Updated June 2021, Complied by SNAC

Mask Wearing Resources:

General Pandemic Resources

  • Assistance Opportunity from UNC School of Education for Families of Children, Youth, and Adults with Autism


  • "The IEP Team's Pivotal Role in Promoting Progress for Students with Disabilities"
    March 16th at 12pm ET

Seeking to learn more about the IEP team, its key members, and considerations in the context of COVID-19? The PROGRESS Center is hosting a webinar, “The IEP Team’s Pivotal Role in Promoting Progress for Students with Disabilities” on March 16th at 12pm ET!

Please register at:

  • Navigating Special Education in Light of COVID-19

A live-stream presentation by Sherry H. Thomas, Director of the Exceptional Children Division, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 12:30-1:30 pm
This event has passed, but here is a link to slides from the presentation:

  • Executive Function Strategies for Remote Learning from The Hill Center
    Geraldine Pesacreta is a Middle School Language Arts teacher and Executive Function Coordinator for Student Programs at Hill Learning Center. She has over forty years of experience as a teacher and administrator for students with learning differences, specializing in curriculum development.

This event has passed, but you can watch the recordings here:


  • ABC Science Collaborative
    Weekly Webinars that can be accessed at any time.

The ABC Science Collaborative is a program that pairs scientists and physicians with school and community leaders to help understand the most current and relevant information about COVID-19. The program helps school leaders make informed decisions about returning to school using data from their own communities. The ultimate goal of the program is to keep teachers, children, and their local communities healthy and safe.

We also recommend watching the ABC Science Collaborative reports given during the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board Meeting on October 1:

Orange County School Board Meeting on September 28:


  • The Autism Society of North Carolina. ASNC has put together Social Narratives, Webinars, and Education Resources to support families in one convenient webpage. Be sure to check out all of their many useful links.


  • HEELS 2 Transition (Not pandemic specific, but excellent resource for EC students who have missed work and life skills training during remote learning)

We are excited to announce that UNC’s HEELS 2 Transition Team will launch 2 programs this summer:  HEELS Prep On-Line 2021 and HEELS Bridge.  These programs are for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 years old who have Intellectual Disabilities.  Please share the attached announcements with all of your list serves that support this community.  Feel free to respond to this email with any questions you may have.  Thank You! 

HEELS 2 Transition is working toward expanding offerings to include year-round programming designed to support individuals with I/DD toward a fulfilling and community engaged adult life.  Please see our website for updates on other program developments like HEELS UP.

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