Online Resources to Support Students with Special Education Needs

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive or a required list but simply a list of possible resources for student and family use. For additional resources, please visit Online Resources for Parents, Families and Students. Please also see Ontario’s Ministry of Education Learn at Home resources.

The resources provided below are not organized in a grade-based chart. Rather, this list of resources provides options that are meant to be accessed based on student interests, strengths and needs.  


Online Resource


Visuals to Support Communication

Tobii Dynavox Coronavirus Resources

To help educators, parents, and learners during this time of need, the Tobii Dynavox team has gathered resources and created Coronavirus materials within them.

Visuals to Support Communication

First/Then Board

Tip Sheet

This tip sheet will provide some information about how to use a First/Then Board with your child.

Visuals to Support Communication

Social Story about Coronavirus

Provided by Kerry’s Place, this video is intended to help families who support individuals with ASD, to better understand Coronavirus (COVID-19), practice better hygiene and cleaning, while sharing the message that feeling anxious is okay, and to seek help as necessary.

Visuals to Support Communication

Social Story About Social Distancing

This social story provided by Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership will help teach your child about the importance of social distancing.

Visuals to Support Communication

Story About Social Distancing 

Time to Come In, Bear is a video story (1:40 mins) to teach children about social distancing.

Visuals to Support Communication

Visuals from NLC Communication Friendly Environments 

Visuals related to COVID, social distancing, etc. are available for printing and can be found on Twitter or on NLC Blog posts.

Visuals to Support Hygiene

Hand Washing Task Analysis 

Correct Hand Washing Procedure Poster from York Region Public Health.

Visuals to Support Hygiene

Hand Washing & Using Sanitizer

Poster on how to wash your hands and how to use hand sanitizer provided by Public Health Ontario.

Visuals to Support Hygiene

Washing Your Hands

This resource from Tobii-Dynavox can be used as a task analysis for washing your hands. 

Visuals to Support Hygiene

Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth task analysis.

Digital Tools

Google Read & Write - Resources for Students and Parents

Read & Write for Google Chrome Playlist: A series of YouTube videos from Texthelp demonstrating how to use Read & Write. 

Digital Tools

Google Drive & Google Classroom - Accessing your Google Drive and Classroom from Home

This is a step-by-step guide (with visuals) to support students and parents with signing into Chrome, accessing their Google Drive, and going to a Google Classroom.

Digital ToolsTip Sheets for Google SuiteTip sheets for students and families to help with accessing Google Suite applications (e.g., Read&Write for Google Chrome, EquatIO)