Special Education Online Resources

Watson Institute special education consultants have developed this list of relevant special education online resources for educators and caregivers of children with special needs.

**Please note: listed products and websites do not represent an endorsement by the Watson Institute. The Watson Institute does not receive financial or other recognition from developing the suggested list below.

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Educator Training

Links to online and in-person training programs, learning modules, and resources to help educators expand their skills and knowledge.
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Educational Resources

Links to educational sites for educators and families of children with special needs. Find lesson plans, classroom activities, and homework ideas in this resource!
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Apps & Technology

Links to articles and special education apps and technology to help your child learn and communicate.
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Reading

Links to websites designed to help your child learn and practice literacy skills and reading.
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Child Mental Health Resources

Links to child mental health resources including mindfulness practices, links to therapy services, and guides on coping with anxiety.
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Life & Social Skills

Links to helpful online resources to teach your child with special needs social skills and daily life skills.
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Family Supports

Links to articles and resources supporting families of children with special needs.
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Communication & Language

Links to communication and language resources on topics such as English as a Second Language (ESL), vocabulary, and phonics for kids of all ages.
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Behavior Supports

Links to helpful behavior support resources such as social stories, behavior charts, and ideas for behavioral interventions and strategies.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Links to articles and websites sharing resources for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.