COVID-19 Response

Uniting and supporting families

The Transition Academy is committed to supporting families during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond! The KC Special Education Family Check-In was our first virtual event designed to bring together families, teachers, school professionals, social services, medical professionals and all who support families with disabilities. Let's lean on and learn from one another so we can be stronger and united in the future. Click here for a recap of this session.

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Launch of Educating All Learners Alliance

Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) is a newly-launched coalition of organizations committed to resource sharing and community-building that supports the efforts of the education community to meet the needs of all learners during the COVID19 pandemic.

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Goodwill Now Offers Text Line

Goodwill recently launched a text line for people needing assistance in the following areas:

  • Job search (applications, resume, job leads, ongoing support)

  • Unemployment claims (we send a link to ensure they know where and how to apply)

  • Filing taxes in order to receive economic impact payments and how to update their information if it has changed since they last filed taxes

  • Connections to banks with free checking accounts

  • Referrals to other community resources

The number to text is 816-842-7425. There is no eligibility to receive these services, so feel free to share widely.

Hands-On Activities For Individuals With Disabilities During Quarantine

The University of North Carolina is offering families a packet of fun home activities to keep busy during quarantine.

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Five strategies that work

Click here to learn how to manage behaviors and reduce stress during COVID-19.

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Parenting tips

A mom shares how she juggles working from home, teaching her child with autism and managing her household during quarantine.

Tips for teaching with grace

Learn tips from a 30+ year special ed teacher on remote learning during quarantine.

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