Special Education Resources for Parents and Educators

East Providence Pupil Personnel Services

This is a collection of free resources families and educators may wish to have access to during the COVID-19 school closures. This site is for informational and enrichment purposes only!

Introduction “My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher.

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East Providence Local Advisory Committee for Special Education

The East Providence Local Advisory Committee For Special Education (EPLAC) is a committee comprised of parents of children with disabilities along with administrators, teachers and others with a concern for our children. We meet throughout the school year to share information and concerns of educational issues.

EPLAC SEL 3_25_20.pptx

Parent Friendly Video's

Explanation of different Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies parents can use with their children at home. "How to" video examples are also provided

Off Line Activities

  • Chalk art on the driveway

  • Art mosaic on a window or sliding glass door with paper

  • Family board games

  • Picture hunt in your neighborhood (choose a theme for the day, flowers, colors, things that come in pairs..) take a photo and keep moving until you are home again

TechACCESS of Rhode Island was founded in 1991 to provide assistive technology (AT) services to people with disabilities.


e-Buddies promotes social inclusion online for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In e-Buddies, people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome, come together online to form friendships and a community that celebrates their diversity of character and abilities.

Anyone can be in e-Buddies! You can join on your own or sign up your special education class. e-Buddies is great for students and adults with and without disabilities.

Distance Learning for Students with Significant Support Needs

This website provides access to free books created by teachers and includes symbols to communicate while reading together.

DIY learning exercises for the COVID-19 crisis