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Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips

By The Understood Team

The coronavirus impacts everyone. But it creates added challenges for some people. That includes kids and adults with learning differences or disabilities.

We’ve created this resource to make the health crisis easier to manage. There are tools and information to help at home, at school, and at work. We’ll be providing updates on issues that impact learning, special education, talking with kids, and the workplace.

The most important thing is to be informed on the health aspects of the virus. You can get updates at the Centers for Disease Control website. Your state health department and school district may be other good resources. So is the American Academy of Pediatrics.

See our weekly roundups of coronavirus news and free resources for people who learn and think differently:

We’ll be updating and adding to our information. So keep checking back.

How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids

It’s natural for kids to have questions and concerns about coronavirus. But kids who learn and think differently may have challenges that make it harder for them to understand or cope with this health crisis. Get tips for talking about coronavirus with kids.

Here’s how to handle some of the specific issues that may come up:

What We’re Talking About

School Closings and Learning at Home

With many schools already closing, you may wonder what it will mean if kids have to learn at home for a while. And what happens to kids’ instruction and supports if they get special education services? Get answers to legal FAQs on school closings and special education. (Updated April 3)

At-Home Activities, Schedules, and More

If kids have to stay home or activities are canceled because of the virus, it can be hard to find ways to keep them busy.

Disability Issues at Work

This health crisis can raise workplace questions when it comes to employees with disabilities.

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