Contact Disability Rights California if you have questions about your legal rights during an outbreak. For assistance, please contact the Disability Rights California confidential intake line at 1-800-776-5746, available 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday or For TTY call: 1-800-719-5798.
San Mateo County Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline
650-579-0350 • 800-273-8255
24-Hour Parent Support Line:
650-579-0358 • 888-220-7575
Online Chatroom: to support teens, available only during after school hours, 4:30-9:30 p.m. PST, Monday–Thursday
Do you need help and guidance on how to support your child’s emotional needs? Do you want to make connections with other parents who have similar struggles?
Kate Williams, a licensed therapist who works full time in Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, is hosting a Zoom parent support group Wednesdays from 3-4pm. For more information, email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inclusion Support Warmline offers FREE support, information and referrals for including students of all ages with disabilities and other needs in your community. Offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese (and other languages as needed). Contact Warmline: WarmlineRemoteLearning@sccoe.org or call 408-453-6651
Also check out their free webinars on using video tools to support distant learning!
This Questions and Answers documentpublished by the U.S. Department of Education outlines school districts’ responsibilities to children with disabilities and their families, and to the staff serving these children during the physical closures of schools in response to COVID-19.
-Twice daily Facebook Live videochats featuring our expert clinicians
-Remote evaluations and telemedicine
-Flat-fee phone consultations for problem behavior
-Daily parent tips on childmind.org, Facebook and Instagram at 8am
-Comprehensive coronavirus resources for parents on childmind.org
Palo Alto CAC
The Palo Alto CAC is run by a group of volunteers in Palo Alto, mostly parents of students with special education needs. Click here to learn more about them and to access at-home resources for students with exceptional needs, IEPs or 504s.
Parent Helping Parents
Wonderful resources and information including home-based learning activities, self-care and family wellness. Click here
Special Needs Online Parent Group by
Weekly online parent group by Special Advantage. There is NO CHARGE to attend this group, and all parents of children (any age) with special needs, some kind of developmental delay, or disability are welcome to attend! Click here fore details
Bookshare membership makes it easy to get students with learning challenges the books they need in formats they can read. You have access to over 800,000 ebooks, including textbooks, educational materials, bestsellers, young adult, and children’s titles. Students can read books in audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and large font. Contact us to sign up
Remote Learning Websites
Click here for a list of free learning websites including teaching math, social studies, science etc for different ages and abilities