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COVID-19 Virtual Learning Supports


This collection of resources provides parents, caregivers and self-advocates information on virtual learning supports available to help students during COVID-19. Some resources are available statewide while others are specific to Philadelphia and other regions of Pennsylvania.

  • Promoting Positive Learning Climates Online and at Home

    This resource list was compiled by the PA Department of Education to support educators’ and parents’ efforts to maintain a positive learning climate while students are physically separated from their teachers and classmates due to the COVID-19 school closures.

    Promoting Positive Learning Climates

  • Special Education During COVID

    This resource provides information about Special Education laws and how they apply to school shutdowns and home schooling as a result of COVID-19.

    Special Education During COVID-19

  • PEAL Center COVID Resources

    The PEAL Center’s COVID resource page provides information and resources for parents and individuals on a wide range of topics including:

    • Back to school
    • US and State Government updates
    • Online education resources
    • Virtual activities
    • Health care
    • Early Intervention
    • Assistive technology
    • Community resources

    They also have resources available in Spanish.

    PEAL Center COVID Resources

  • Family Resources for Students with Complex Learning Needs

    This website from PaTTAN provides resources for family members for students with complex learning needs to support them during virtual learning as a result of COVID-19. For the purpose of this website, a complex learner is a child, youth, or young adult with an intellectual or significant cognitive disability, multiple disabilities, and/or sensory impairment.

    Resources for Students with Complex Learning Needs

  • Philadelphia Specific Resources

    City of Philadelphia

    These websites provides links to resources across a wide range of life areas including:

    • Food, financial, and employment
    • Summer resources
    • Childcare and education
    • Safety and wellness

    You are not Alone

    Digital Learning

    Back to School Supports

    School District of Philadelphia

    This website provides an overview of Digital Learning as well as resources for individuals and parents to help them navigate virtual/digital learning environments.

    Digital Learning During COVID19


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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.