School Options for Families (7/22/20)

Town Hall Meetings

VCDR Town Hall: Back to School for K-12 Students in Vermont with Disabilities or Special Health Needs (9/18/20)

Update on Covid-19 Emergency Supports for Family Caregivers (8/26/20)

Special Education Town Hall with the Vermont Agency of Education (5/27/20)

Covid-19 Emergency Supports for Family Caregivers (4/21/20) 

Children with Special Health Needs Town Hall: Children’s Personal Care Services (CPCS) (4/10/20)

Families who want to receive email updates can send their email address to:

Health & Well-Being

Vermont Family Network

Puppets in Education Anxiety Program Home Edition for children and families: Video and Guide to Getting the Conversation Going

Family Strategies for Mitigating the Long-Term Effects of the Pandemic (10/19/20). Presenter: Dr. Marlene Maron, Licensed Psychologist-Doctorate, Chief Psychologist & Manager, Psychological Services, University of Vermont Medical Center


Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living Novel Coronavirus Information

Department of VT Health Access Covid-19 Updates

Facebook Group – State of Emergency Order for Caregivers (parents getting paid to care for loved ones)

Form for Essential Works to Request Childcare


Autism Covid-19 Resources

CDC Guidelines If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

Family Voices Emergency Preparedness 

Students with Disabilities & Special Education


Vermont Agency of Education Special Education Guidance

Clarification of Assessing COVID-19 Impact Guidance 11/3/20

Supporting Students with Disabilities in the VTVLC Collaborative School Option 10/8/2020

Assessing COVID-19 Impact for Eligible Children with Disabilities 9/9/20

Disciplinary Considerations and the Use of Restraints and Seclusions 8/28/20

Considerations for IEPS for Fall 2020 7/31/20

Individualized Education Programs Template – Includes Remote Learning Strategies 7/31/20

Continuation of Special Education Services: Provision for Students Turning 22 7/31/20

Considerations for Providing Special Education Evaluations in a Remote or Hybrid Learning Environment 7/28/20

Determining COVID-19 Recovery/Compensatory Education Services 7/28/20

Compensatory Services/Recovery Services Skills Regression Template 7/23/20

Vermont Agency of Education Guidance for Special Educators for Providing Remote Counseling and Training for Parents of School-Aged Children, 6/11/2020


COVID-19 Special Education Information and Resources (ongoing updates)

U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

UDL Scan Tool from the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities

Basic Family Needs


Connectivity resources to support Vermonters during Covid-19 State of Emergency in Vermont

Food – Hunger Free Vermont

Legal and Benefits Updates for Vermonters from Vermont Legal Aid



Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

Translated Resources


VT Department of Health – Using Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of Covid-19 Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | English | French | Kirundi | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese
What Covid-19 resources are available to share with English Language Learners?
Vermont Department of Health “What to do if you are diagnosed with Covid-19” Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | English | French | Kirundi | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese
Vermont website with many translated Covid-19 materials: Vermont 411 – Resources for Everyone in our Community
Short videos created in Vermont about Covid-19 in these languages: ArabicBosnianDinkaFrenchKirundiLingalaNepali, SomaliSpanish, and Swahili. More detailed videos in these languages: Nepali and Vietnamese. Other Covid-19 videos, including how to properly wear a mask is available in different languages on the Vermont Multilingual Coronavirus Task Force YouTube channel
Vermont Department of Health has a general information document “Tips to Help Keep Illness from Spreading:” ArabicBurmeseChineseEnglishFrenchKirundiNepaliSomaliSpanishSwahili, Vietnamese