Resources for Families During COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Updated: 12/9/2020 5:58 PM

Last spring, our dedicated teachers and support services staff are busy researching and finding many resources for families during the COVID-19 shutdown. Below is a listing of these resources that are designed to support and/or supplement your child's distance learning - click on each link to view.

More resources will be added to this as we gather and verify them - check back!

NOTE: MSA strives to create fully accessible content on our websites. These external links are being shared for information purposes and were not created by the Minnesota State Academies. Therefore, MSA is not responsible for the accessibility of any external links. For any concerns or questions, please contact the external site directly. 

National Homework Hotline (from VISTAS Education Partners)

A Corona Blog (from CVI Scotland)

Virtual Lessons for Students With Visual Impairments (from APH/ Virtual ExCEL Academy)

Math Games and Activities for Home (NOTE: some require purchasing games or books)

Free Home License for JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion (from Freedom Scientific, expires June 30)

National Emergency Library Digital Books

O&M Virtual Instruction (from Perkins)

Described and Captioned Media Program

Word to EPUB (from The Daisy Consortium)

Hadley Distance Education

Radio Talking Book Network App 

Amazon Free Audio Books

Parent-Created Schedule for Home-Based School Activities (blog post with ideas)

Minnesota Department of Health Website

Minnesota Department of Health Materials and Resources for COVID-19

MN Health Questions Hotline: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903, 7 am to 7 pm

MN Schools and Child Care Questions Hotline: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504, 7 am to 7 pm

Energy Assistance Program for Low-Income Households

Centers for Disease Control Website

COVID-19 Resources in Other Languages

Guide to Keeping Your House Clean (From Safety, Health & Consumer Council)