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Community Support

Date Information
Sept 1 2021
ABLE Act Info 2021
CAST for Kids Event Flyer
Easterseals Autism Conference
Guardianship and Conservatorship 2021
Horses of Hope
Practical Tips for Special needs planning
April 26 2021
Disability Benefits 101 Videos
Spanish Language YouTube Series about Autism
Covid19 Funeral Assistance
Broadband Benefit Program Fact Sheet
Springfield – Homeowner Emergency Loan Program
Covid19 Vaccine – Open to All MO Residents 16+
Down Payment Assistance Loan Brochure
Georgia Tech Educational Videos – Covid19
March 4 2021
App Resource List
Covid-19 Testing Sites and Registration March 4 through March 12
Emergency Rental Assistance (and Utilities)
Ozark Community Center Easter Egg Hunt
Pandemic-SNAP And EBT Benefits Extended through March
State Assistance for Housing Relief
Tax Clinics
Feb 17 2021
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Education Spring 2021
Buying Groceries Online with EBT Card
City of Spfld about Crisis Cold Weather Shelters
Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Info
Disaster Preparedness-City Utilities
ECHO Autism Symposium
FEMA Communication Plan
FEMA Emergency Supply List
FEMA Preparing for Emergencies
National Parent Helpline
Protecting Yourself from Covid-19 Related Fraud
Rent Rebate Eligibility
Rent Rebate Form 5674
Feb 9 2021
Guide to Covid-19 Stimulus Relief
Camp Barnabas Update
Covid-19 Testing Sites and Registration Feb2-Feb19
Edge Community Technology Center-Library
Empower Abilities- Live and Thrive with a Disability
Empower Abilities- Sign Language Virtual Class
Empower Abilities- Virtual Social Hour
Missouri Assistive Technology Workshops
Springfield Park Board Drive Through Ceramics
Springfield Park Board Valentines Day Craft
Springfield Park Board Zoo Zoom
Dec 24 2020
covid testing 12-21-2020
CPO Tax Flyer 2021
Food stamp media release 12-23-2020
Suspension of SNAP Interviews
Dec 10 2020
Covid 19 resource for mental health
Covid statewide testing 12-3-2020
Crisis Hotline for Parents Caregivers for those with IDD
Health Storyline App
New Assisted Tech items from MO Assisted Tech
Understand Medicaid 12-7-2020
Dec 3 2020
Affordable Housing Vacancies
Child Care Eligibility Infographic
Covid statewide testing 12-3-2020
FREE COVID TESTING 12_12_2020
Health Storyline App
Lightkey predictor 11-23-2020
PSA Eviction Moratorium Flyer
Show Me Hope Statewide Counseling
Social Security Increase for 2021
Virtual Dance events
Nov 19 2020
Calming Kits Press Release
Calming Kits Sign PDF
landlord-Tenant Law
MO AT Tech Update 11-17-2020
Statewide COVID Testing Nov29-dec5
Nov 12 2020
Ceramics Fall 2020
DMH November Webinar Series
Holiday Assistance 11-12-2020
Statewide Community Covid Testing 11-5-2020
Nov 5 2020
Able_Account_10_15_2020
Free_COVID19_vaccine_10_28_2020
COVIDtesting
funding_for_children_10_2020
Missouri_resource_guide
Virtual_Autism_Conference_Reminder
Oct 7 2020
MOAT 9.30.2020
Sept 24 2020
Child Care and LHEAP 9.21.2020
Child Care Application
COVID-19 Testing Information
Our Weatherization Assistance Program is a free service for income
Sept 23 2020
Benefit Resource 9-11-2020
Evictions Covid Flyer
KAT Funding September 2020
MHK MHF AT Income Guidelines
New SNAP Guidelines 9-11-2020
July 23 2020
Hospitalization Communication Guide for Individuals Who are Blind
Hospitalization Communication Guide for Individuals who are Deaf
May 22 2020
Activities to Engage Virtually
Benefit daily updates 5.20.2020
Daily living resources 5.20.2020
Food and Household Supplies 5.20.2020
Health Resources 5.20.2020
What are you doing this summer 2020 star
May 21 2020
What Are You Doing This Summer 2020
May 12 2020
Benefit daily updates 5.12.2020
May 6 2020
Benefit daily updates
Daily living resources
Food and Household Supplies
Health Resources
Pandemic Guide for ASD Adults 2020
socialization and activities
May 1 2020
Benefit daily updates 5.1.2020
socialization and activities 5.1.2020
April 28 2020
Food Stamps benefits
April 27 2020
socialization and activities 4.27.2020
Unemployment with COVID-19 CARE Act 4.22.2020
April 24 2020
Benefit daily updates
Daily living resources
Food and Household Supplies
Health Resources
WEAAD-Protect-Our-Communities-from-Scams
housing and community living needs
Shelter from the Storm SDM guide
socialization and activities
April 20 2020
CSS Update #19 April 20
April 17 2020
CSS Update #18 April 17
April 16 2020
CSS Update #17 April 16
April 15 2020
CSS Update #16 April 15
April 13 2020
CSS Update #15 April 13
April 9 2020
CSS Update #14 April 9
April 8 2020
CSS Update #13 April 8
April 7 2020
CSS Update #12 April 7
April 6 2020
CSS Update #11 April 6
Mental Health Activities
Virtual Story Telling 2020
Be an Active Family – 10 Tips
Covid-19 Time Capsule
April 3 2020
CSS Update #10
CARES Act Moratorium on Evictions
Energy Assistance COVID 19
SWMO COVID-19 Resources
Zoom Meeting Settings
Date Information
July 23 2020
Benefit Resource 9-11-2020
Evictions Covid Flyer
KAT Funding
MHK MHF AT Income Guidelines
New SNAP Guidelines 9-11-2020
July 23 2020
Hospitalization Communication Guide for Individuals Who are Blind
Hospitalization Communication Guide for Individuals who are Deaf
May 22 2020
Activities to Engage Virtually
Benefit daily updates 5.20.2020
Daily living resources 5.20.2020
Food and Household Supplies 5.20.2020
Health Resources 5.20.2020
What are you doing this summer 2020 star
May 21 2020
What Are You Doing This Summer 2020
May 12 2020
Benefit daily updates 5.12.2020
May 6 2020
Benefit daily updates
Daily living resources
Food and Household Supplies
Health Resources
Pandemic Guide for ASD Adults 2020
socialization and activities
May 1 2020
Benefit daily updates 5.1.2020
socialization and activities 5.1.2020
April 28 2020
Food Stamps benefits
April 27 2020
socialization and activities 4.27.2020
Unemployment with COVID-19 CARE Act 4.22.2020
April 24 2020
Benefit daily updates
Daily living resources
Food and Household Supplies
Health Resources
WEAAD-Protect-Our-Communities-from-Scams
housing and community living needs
Shelter from the Storm SDM guide
socialization and activities
April 20 2020
CSS Update #19 April 20
April 17 2020
CSS Update #18 April 17
April 16 2020
CSS Update #17 April 16
April 15 2020
CSS Update #16 April 15
April 13 2020
CSS Update #15 April 13
April 9 2020
CSS Update #14 April 9
April 8 2020
CSS Update #13 April 8
April 7 2020
CSS Update #12 April 7
April 6 2020
CSS Update #11 April 6
Mental Health Activities
Virtual Story Telling 2020
Be an Active Family – 10 Tips
Covid-19 Time Capsule
April 3 2020
CSS Update #10
CARES Act Moratorium on Evictions
Energy Assistance COVID 19
SWMO COVID-19 Resources
Zoom Meeting Settings

Educational Resources

Date Information
June 9 2021
Transition from High School to Adult Independent Living
April 27 2021
Helping Your Child Become a Reader Spanish
Helping Your Child become a Reader
Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen in Spanish
Helping Your Child become a responsible Citizen
Helping your Child Learn Math -Spanish
Helping Your Child Learn Math
Helping Your Child Learn Science Spanish
Helping Your Child Learn Science
Helping Your Child Succeed in School Spanish
Helping Your Child Succeed In School
April 26 2021
Helping Your Child Through Adolescence Spanish
Helping Your Child Through Adolescence
Helping Your Child with History
Helping Your Child with Homework in Spanish
Helping Your Child with Homework
Helping Your Preschool Child Spanish
Helping Your Preschool Child
Launch Program Summer 2021
Springfield Parkboard Summer Camps Brochure 2021
March 1 2021
100 Day Tool Kit for families with children with new diagnosed
2021 CDS Day of Action Sample Letters
Adults Autism questions. Autism Speaks
Bear With Us Newsletter (January 2021)
Conscious Discipline Parenting
Setting_Limits_with_Children-2
Springfield Public Schools PAT and Kindergarten Enrollment 2021
9TOOLKIT-EveryBody Belongs Chair Yoga for Teens
December 30 2020
Parents Can Help Social
Super Me! Parents Guide
Department of Education Families and Homework
November 18 2020
How to Talk to Your Kids Online Interactions Factsheet
Info on Apps for Teens
Sexting Factsheet
SHI Internet Safety Guide 9.27.19
Tips for Monitoring Kids Online Factsheet
Video Games and Gaming Factsheet
July 13 2020
Lay Educational Advocacy Project
June 03 2020
Additional DESE Summer School Q and A
College Guide for Students With Learning Disabilities
ldaamerica.org-Support and Resources for Parents
se-compliance-revised-speech-language-eligibility-criteria-dialogue
se-state-plan-part-b-speech-language-eligibility-criteria 2019
Tools for Student Success
When your Child’s Bx Plan has stopped working
May 29 2020
CDC Considerations for Schools, Day Cares and Colleges Re- Opening
Check List for Parents Schools and Childcare Programs Reopening
MO Health Net Telehealth Therapy Codes
Preparedness for Child Care Programs
Reading, Learning, Engagement Activities
State Financial Aid.A+ and Bright Flight Info
US Department of Education Loans
Tips for a Successful Virtual Meeting
May 19 2020
2020 Summer School Dates for Greene County
Building Skills at Home
Hands on Learning A Day at the Zoo
Terms and Conditions Used in Special Education
May 15 2020
Colleges and 504 and IEP Plans
From-HS-To-College-Book-Accommodations-Request-Preparation-Form
Investigating Colleges through On Line Research
MO DESE Transition Planning
Post Secondary Transition Form for students with IEPs
Transitioning from HS to College from Wright’s Law
May 12 2020
Boys and Girls Club Learning at HOME
Free Resources to Keep Kids Learning Amid School Closures
JED Voices Video. Conquering Anxiety
May 5 2020
April 28 2020
Wide Open School Free-Online Learning
National Center for Learning Disabilities. Resources and Tools
Missouri Connections Career Planning
Educating All Learners. Technology links. Resources
April 24 2020
DESE Admin Summer School Memo during Co-Vid
DESE Q and A and deadlines for Summer School during Co-Vid
Summer EXPLORE Program is offering virtual learning!
April 21 2020
2019-2020 Year end list for graduating seniors with IEP’s
Autism Resources from A to Z
I am determined self advocacy awareness
Your Goals with your child who has an IEP during Stay at Home
April 20 2020
Parenting during the Pandemic: WEBINAR April 22
April 17 2020
Homemade face covering guidance
Helping parents access online learning through SPS
Household chores for adolescents
Self care from the JED foundation
MOCAP guidance
Parent advocacy during the COVID-19 crisis
SPS announces rescheduling of Commencement for August
Activities for supporting at home children
April 16 2020
Temporary Lowcost Internet Information
April 15 2020
3 weeks of FREE reading lessons K-5th Grade
7 ways to calm a young brain during trauma
Guide on supporting someone with autism
Addressing the needs of serving children with disabilities
Multi-Sensory techniques for teaching handwriting
Multi-Sensory techniques for teaching math
Self care checklist for families during stay at home
Springfield schools at home resources weeks 3-5
SPS Packet day of learning for preschool students
April 9 2020
DESE School Closing Update
Story time with Connor and his Mom
What is your Good Life-Jamie M
What is Your Good Life- Jami P
April 8 2020
Education Update # 13
Picture Schedule- Evening Routine
Picture Schedule-Cleaning Room
Picture Schedule-Study Hour Routine
Sample Daily Schedule from Republic Elementary
Coping from a Traumatic Event
Getting Ready for the Day
April 7 2020
Evaluation and IEP Timeline Options
Q & A on Services for Children with Disabilities
Update # 12 Links to Educational Resources
US Dept.of Ed. Update-Children with Disabilities
FREE online learning experiences
Willard School District Welcomes Dr. Missy Lucas!
April 6 2020
Educational Liaison Update April 6th
Health and Wellbeing Star
April 3 2020
What is your Good Life – Rachel
What is your Good Life – Katrina
What is your Good Life – Jessie
What is your Good Life – Mallory

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