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Social Narratives and Visual Supports During School Closure

The Ithaca City School District special education department has gathered some resources to support our students with the challenge of distance learning at home during the school closure. Below, you will find social narratives to support understanding around the school closure and COVID-19. Additionally, there are visual supports, such as sample visual schedules, choice boards, and first-then boards, to provide structure and pacing in a home-based learning environment. 
Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
 
Cover of "Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times"
"The following 7 support strategies are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with autism during this period of uncertainty. In addition, examples and ready-made resources are included to help caregivers implement these strategies quickly and easily. These materials purposely represent a variety of styles/designs/complexity to model the range of what may be most meaningful across ages and skills, and to demonstrate what can be generated with few materials by busy caregivers. Specific adaptations and additions may be necessary to best meet the varied needs of individual children and young adults." 

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Social Stories / Social Narratives
Visual Schedules and Supports