Transition Resources for the Pandemic

For Everyone

What It Means To Be A Youth With Special Needs in Covid – A Podcast, filmed on February 17, 2021. Four YEAH Council members talk about what it means to be a youth with special needs in COVID times. About an hour long, all good, honest conversation!

The Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis Checklist offers important relationship-building steps you can take to help young people weather this storm. The research-based Developmental Relationships Framework identifies key actions young people need to experience in relationships in order to be resilient and thrive. For the full description of the Developmental Relationships Framework and the research behind it, visit the Search Institute.

Family Resources

Distance Learning Activities During COVID-19 to Help Transition-age Youth on an IEP Prepare for Adulthood (PDF, 3 pages, 2020) from the Pacer Center.

Preparing for the IEP Team Meeting to Discuss Special Education Recovery Services and Supports for Your Child is specific to Minnesota’s laws. However, the general content, questions and suggestions may be useful to consider as you plan for New Hampshire IEP meetings.

Suggestions for participating in an remote IEP meeting (PDF, 1 page, 2020)

The IRIS Center created an online training module specifically for parents, Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic. It offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies to support distance learning.

Family Guide to At-Home Learning, from the CEEDAR Center at the University of Florida has practical strategies for helping students of all ages with at-home learning tasks. Two-page PDF version of Family Guide

Video: Advocating for Children with Learning Differences During Coronavirus, 3:22-minutes

Educator Resources

Virtual IEP meetings

How to hold and participate in virtual IEP meetings (PDF, 6 pages, 2020) 

Tips from the Field: Facilitating Successful Virtual IEP Meetings (PDF, 1 page, 2020)


Tips on using accessible digital materials, i.e., video, audio, images, and text, in your teaching, from

Accessibility Guidelines for Remote Courses, from the University of Oregon

Reviewed 6-14-23