Special Resources for Families
These are unprecedented times. CPARC recognizes that the current situation is confusing and changing rapidly.
Students and their families are struggling. Our Advocacy’s Department has provided suggestions and resources below. If you have any questions, please contact our advocates at 717-249-2611.
Holiday Plans Sometimes Change
When I Leave My House For Adults
When I Leave My House for Kids
- Find ways to engage your child as much as possible in familiar or in new ways.
- Teach life skills such as vacuuming, dusting, washing dishes, laundry skills (sorting is a basic skill), cooking (use video recipes from simple to more complex)
- Use visual schedules and visual checklists (just like in the IEP)
- Be as positive as possible and use positive behavior support
- Play is a must. Remember that PLAY is an all-important way for kids to “cement their learning”. Children process newly acquired information through play – take time to play with your child.
- Find out what other families are doing with their children – email/call the room parent, reach out on social media. (One idea seen on Facebook involved a teen with autism reading children’s stories every night. “Story time with Mario” People can click on the page and listen/watch.)
- Review your child’s IEP goals and objectives – reach out to your child’s teachers and therapists for ways that the goals may be addressed while your child is at home
- Packet of work
- Websites that provide online instruction
- Facetime, Google Chat, telephone calls with your child’s staff members to provide guidance with what/how to teach
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