COVID19 Resources

SUPPORTS AND SERVICES

Ministry of Education
Financial support for parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures
https://www.iaccess.gov.on.ca/FamilyAppWeb/public/index.xhtml

Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
Temporary changes to eligible services with Special Services at Home Funding
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/specialservices.aspx

Ontario Autism Program
Latest updates on the Ontario Autism Program (information regarding service disruption due to covid-19, interim one-time funding, and childhood budgets).
https://www.ontario.ca/page/autism-ontario"

Ontario Disability Support Program
Latest updates on additional resources and supports available to those currently receiving ODSP.

Autism Ontario
Autism Ontario general support during Covid-19
https://www.autismontario.com/list-resources-help-us-through-covid-19

Virtual Walk-In Clinic
Receive medical advice and prescriptions through an online medical clinic.
https://cover.health/

Public Health Agency of Canada
The most up-to-date and reliable information on the covid-19 situation in Canada.
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_coronavirus

Toronto Public Health
The most up-to-date and reliable information on the covid-19 situation in Toronto.
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

Toronto Public Health
Covid-19 Fact Sheet
https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/8d59-Fact-Sheet_Novel-Coronavirus.pdf

Covid-19 Self-Assessment
Online self-assessment if you think you were exposed to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) or have symptoms.
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

CLINICAL TOOLS FOR PARENTS

Social Story About Missing My Friends
This social story is brief and explains how kids can communicate with their friends during COVID-19
https://www.autism-society.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/I-Miss-My-Frie...

Social Story - What is Coronavirus?
Simple story explaining what the coronavirus is, how to protect themselves and others, and what to do to prevent the virus
https://contextualscience.org/files/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable.pdf

Free Printable AAC Cards
Create and print your own PECS pictures for free!
https://www.senteacher.org/printables/Communication/45/AACPhotoCards.html

First - Then App
Interactive First-Then App to download
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.ausoft.firstthen

Visual Schedule
Interactive Visual Schedule
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.litalico.kidstodolist

Games to Help your Child with Autism Communicate
In the video, the SLP provides games that parents can play with their children. It provides examples of games depending on the child’s sensory needs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJc0ZohTpMI

LITERACY, MATH AND SCIENCE

Ontario Ministry of Education
Supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math, literacy and learning at home.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home

Starfall
Interactive educational games, movies, books, and songs specializing in reading, phonics & math.
https://www.starfall.com/

Raz Kids
Learn to read online with with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.
https://www.raz-kids.com/

Audible (Amazon Company)
Listen to stories online.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Adapted Math
A website with math problems and explanations for grades 1-6.
https://bit.ly/2JAgU5x

Splash Learn
For grades K-5, interactive math games and rewards that can motivate your child to learn.
https://www.splashlearn.com/math-games-for-2nd-graders

Fun Brain
Educational math games for grades 1-8.
https://www.funbrain.com/math-zone

Khan Academy
Free award winning STEM, coding and learning activities.
www.khanacademy.org

Mad Science - At Home Experiments
Videos and PDFs of science experiments you can do at home.
www.madsciencepromo.com/athomeexperiments

Handwriting Heroes
Research-based, explicit, systematic and multi-sensory method to teach handwriting.
https://appytherapy.com/handwriting-heroes/#wp-video-lightbox/2/

Carnegie STEM Projects for Girls
Instructions for making marshmallow rockets, exploding foam, hovercrafts, bath bombs, and more.
https://carnegiestemgirls.org/stem-activities/activities/

LEARNING APPS AND SITES

ABC YA
Educational games for that keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, and games.
https://www.abcya.com

PBS Kids
Educational games from PBS Favourites like Curious George!
https://pbskids.org

ABC Mouse
10 000+ early learning activities, games, books, songs, and art.
https://www.abcmouse.com/

EDUCATIONAL GAMES AND VIDEOS

Germ Smart- Wash Your Hands
This is an animated song for kids to understand germs and the importance of handwashing and cleaning surfaces to keep germs away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxdS4eXy18&list=PLtpygcPUjlJ5O5XpTesFHq...

Explaining Coronavirus to Kids
This is a short video that will help parents explain what the coronavirus is, who may be getting sick, symptoms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7FGrqt80dk

The Coronavirus Explained to Children
This is a short social story video presented in a child’s voice what the coronavirus is, how it spreads, why schools are closed and the importance of staying home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKS_WMwis9k

Interactive Self-Regulation Games
Includes 5 games to teach young learners self-regulation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_O1brYwdSY

Virtual Museums and Art Gallery Tours
Links to museums and art galleries from all over the world.
www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-mus...

Canada's Wonderland Virtual Rollercoasters
Ride rollercoasters virtually from your own home. Choose from Roller Coaster Point of View's (POV), Thrill POV's, or Family Ride POV's.
www.youtube.com/user/CanadasWonderlandPR/playlists

Ripley's Aquarium
Live events online, activities, and downloadable educational materials to do at home.
https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/at-home/

Practice keyboard skills!
Games to practice keyboard skills and typing.
https://www.typing.com/student/games

Sploder – Free Video Game creator
Introduction to game design for kids. Targets creativity, problem-solving and storytelling skills:
http://www.sploder.com/

FITNESS

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfullness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance, and confidence.
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Go Noodle
Active and engaging movement videos for kids to follow.
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Be Fit for Life
Active games and activity Ideas for the whole family to do together.
http://befitforlife.ca/activeathome

PE with Joe
Daily 30-minute workout videos for kids (prek to grade 8).
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

The Learning Station
Songs with movement and actions.
www.learningstationmusic.com

Indoor Gross Motor Activities
87 indoor gross motor games and activities to burn energy.
https://whatmomslove.com/kids/active-indoor-games-activities-for-kids-to...

Obstacle Course
Build an indoor obstacle course in 7 easy steps!
https://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city-kids/boredom-busters/build-an-ind...

ARTS & CRAFTS & SENSORY

Make your own Playdough
No cook recipe and easy instructions!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs

Make your own Slime
Recipes and instructions to make your own slime.
https://www.homesciencetools.com/article/how-to-make-slime

Homemade Bubbles
Recipe and instructions to make your own bubbles.
https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2014/07/homemade-bubble-solution-whi...
https://nurturestore.co.uk/diy-shape-bubble-wands

Bubble Painting
Have some paint and soap lying around in the house? Mix these two items along with a straw and have your child create a beautiful masterpiece with bubble paint!
https://www.happinessishomemade.net/bubble-painting/

31 Days of Sensory Activities
31 days of sensory activities that target the five senses (see, hear, smell, touch, taste).
https://childhood101.com/sensory-play-ideas/

My Bored Toddler
Activities, games, printables and ideas for toddlers and early learners.
https://myboredtoddler.com/

Easy Peasy and Fun Spring Crafts
Fun spring arts and crafts with printable documents and picture instructions.
https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/spring-crafts-for-kids/

Kids Craft Gallery
Step-by-step instructions on how to create the crafts along with free, downloadable printable templates
https://kidscraftroom.com/kids-crafts-gallery/?_page=2

Rock Painting
Need to get outside? Find some rocks in your backyard or neighborhood and then turn them into Rock Monsters. All you need is rocks and some paint.
http://yesterdayontuesday.com/2013/10/monster-rocks-featured-in-kids-cra...