New Jersey Department of Education

Special Education

General Questions Regarding COVID-19 and Special Education

National Technical Assistance Centers funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Rehabilitative Services. Both centers have been designated by the USDE-OSEP to provide the most up to date information regarding special education and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Educational Resources to Support Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities

Below is a resource list that has been compiled to support districts, schools, and teachers in their efforts to implement distance learning and virtual educational opportunities for our students in New Jersey, including those with disabilities.

Daily Lessons & Activities for Teachers
  • American Federation of Teachers- Share my Lesson
    Lesson ideas and activities organized by grade levels and topics for students in grades preschool to 12th grade.
  • Achieve3000
    Articles and activities for 2nd to 12th grades. Information is presented in three different reading levels. Students identify their grade and reading level and are then presented with articles and corresponding activities.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home
    Lessons organized by grade for students in preschool through 9th grade.
  • PBS Learning
    Lessons and activities organized by grade for students in preschool through 12th grade.
  • Reading Rockets
    Comprehensive list of resources applicable for students in grades preschool through 12th grade.
  • Brain Pop
    Activities and resources for schools, teachers, and families to use with students.
  • Khan Academy
    Lessons in math, science and humanities for students in preschool through high school. Students can access exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills.
  • Do2Learn
    Worksheets for literacy, math, visual discrimination, behavior management, and more for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Also offers printable picture cards available to promote functional communication in children with autism.
  • ColorinColorado
    Bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners, offering free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.
Audio/Read Along Books
  • Audible
    Free books to stream on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, including titles across six different languages.
  • Barnes and Noble
    5000 free e-Books and read alongs.
  • Tar Heel Reader
    Free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces.
Share with Families
  • SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
    Resources presented in a user-friendly chart format, which address the categories of national information, state information, county information, education resources, health resources, parenting resources, activities for children and youth, self-care information, and multilingual resources.
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