#HereToHelp Resources for Families and Caregivers

Supporting Academic Achievement

Explore the following resources, including content-specific ideas for art/music, general academics, and activities for those with complex needs. Activities can be implemented at home and many without technology.

Chrome Music Lab Chrome Music Lab offers accessible, fun, online music experiments and activities.
Express Yourself: Accessing the Visual Arts This webinar series provides ideas about how to make art accessible for students with a variety of disabilities.
Accessibyte - All Apps are Free Accessibyte is offering their fun, funky, and fully accessible apps for free to users who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties.
Digital Educational Materials & Resources for Learning The Indiana PATINS Project has curated this list of digital educational materials and resources.
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is offering families and educators who have at least one student with a disability to register for free membership and access to more than 8,000 captioned and described educational videos.
Clips App Clips is a free app for making fun videos to share with friends and family.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers free, web-based virtual manipulatives and tools arranged by grade band and topics.
LearningGrids Math Activities With 200+ resources available, CrickSoftware is offering free resources dedicated to math activities.
MathMod ModMath is offering two free apps to solve math problems using a touchscreen device and grids to place numbers.
Bookshare Parent Resources During School Closures Bookshare is FREE for U.S. students with qualifying reading barriers. For students under 18 years of age, parents can sign up easily online. Students 18 years and over can sign up on their own.
OverDrive Enjoy ebooks and audio books for free from your local library or school.
Audible - Free Audiobooks Audible is offering their digital books for free during the length of the pandemic. Books are available across most devices.
Clicker and DocsPlus: Reading and Writing Software for All Abilities Need access to educational software at home? Get free access to Clicker and DocsPlus for six months.
Learning Ally Learning Ally provides human-read audio books for students who struggle to read, including curriculum-aligned text books, popular fiction, and more. Subscription is required.
HelpKidzLearn Check out free apps for accessible resources like ChooseIt Maker 3 and ChooseIt Activities, which offer literacy activities and and more!
Supporting Students with Complex Needs at Home - Guidance for Teachers and Parents This free webinar by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite offers suggestions for providing educational opportunities for students with complex needs.
Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities This resource is designed to support teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities. The lesson ideas are divided by grade-band from kindergarten through high school and are divided into functional activities associated with time of day.