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*'''[https://rerc-aac.psu.edu/communication-supports-for-children-and-adults-with-complex-communication-needs-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Communication Supports for Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic]
Find communication resources for all ages in this section. These include communication boards, speech therapy exercises to do at home and more.
**Provides information on preparation should an individual with complex communication needs be hospitalized as well as strategies for understanding and expression both for the individual needing communication supports as well as the hospital staff

*'''[https://www.covidspeak.org/ CO-VIDSPEAK]
'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Speech/Communication Speech and Communication resources here.]'''
**Free open source, web-based video conferencing tool built for people who can't speak but still need to emotionally connection with those at a distance
*'''[https://www.home-speech-home.com/twenty-5-minute-speech-therapy-activities-you-can-do-at-home.html?fbclid=IwAR0OeMdBUYGPdpB9AzEwI1cXY-tFes0KPJu1Oc4lnO4CiGNcjG8ffIYEZYE 5 Minute Speech Therapy Activities You Can Do at Home]
*'''[https://www.patientprovidercommunication.org/?fbclid=IwAR136AA4yjSMl2sDrD2xJXnbO-yjSCyB_7BfGlQmw4VWNeXj7GuIvhetrDw Patient Provider Communication]
**Free communication tools
*'''Printable Communication Boards
**Amy Speech Language Therapy
***[https://www.amyspeechlanguagetherapy.com/communication-boards.html How To's and Downloads]
**AsTeRICS Grid
***[https://grid.asterics.eu/#welcome More about AsTeRICS Grid]
***[https://www.avazapp.com/blog/downloadable-low-tech-communication-boards/ Printable Communication Boards]
***[https://www.cboard.io/ Resources]
***[https://www.mycoughdrop.com/ More about CoughDrop]
***[https://www.senteacher.org/printables/freeworksheets/46/Eye-Gaze-Communication-Frame-Maker.html Frame Maker]
**Eye Gaze and Flip Charts Alternative Pencils with Instructions
***[https://www.dlmpd.com/writing-resources/ Writing Resources]
**Mind Express Activities
***[http://mindexpress.be/index.php Download resources]
**Paitent Provider Communication
***[https://www.patientprovidercommunication.org/gallery/?Category=Alphabet%20Boards Alphabet Boards]
**Picture Exchange Card Maker
***[https://www.senteacher.org/printables/Communication/42/PictureExchangeCards.html Printables]
**Prentke Romich Company
***[https://aaclanguagelab.com/resources?category=manual-boards LAMP WFL, Unity, Unidad, Essence Boards]
**Project Core Boards
***[http://www.project-core.com/communication-systems/ Project Core Resources]
***[https://saltillo.com/support/downloads Support Downloads]
***[https://saltillo.com/chatcorner/content/29 Touch Chat Core Boards]
**Speech Ninja
***[http://speechninja.co/ Free online resource]
**Super Core
***[https://thinksmartbox.com/news/low-tech-super-core-resources/ Low Tech Super Core Resources]
**Tobii Dynavox
***[https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/support-training/downloads/snap/printable-core-first-communication-boards/?redirect=true&fbclid=IwAR3PxoUZ9p7mgWH-HCkMH8gUOnznDcUFXMLSORifSH9AZC3cZQLW7F-Tulw Snap Core First Boards]
***[https://www.tobiidynavox.com/software/content/core-first/?fbclid=IwAR3yd6vj4i7JYh-W9cxECkaBq_5Y2UYt2l6bZ-MLGScg48MdeLz5MEZzHc0#CoreFirstLearning Core First Learning]
*'''[https://www.fox13memphis.com/rss-snd/here-is-list-resources-students-who-normally-receive-speech-language-therapy-when-schools-are-session/EGNXSOC3HZHT3DZOXZZ5RIZVFQ/?fbclid=IwAR1qIo2nz0Ohyt4Ckm50x7vHQtXfPVKFg2Tg-oa-LfOR1c4MKLRZNePgUs4 Resources for Students Who Normally Receive Speech and Language Therapy at School]

Revision as of 10:01, 29 May 2020

TFL Webinar Series

The Tools for Life team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by collecting and vetting resources for individuals with disabilities in the community, as well as their family and circles of support. The resources in these webinars are not meant to replace advice or instruction from a doctor or medical team. These resources are here to educate and empower. We encourage you to take this information, do further research, and share what you've learned with your medical and support teams.

We ask that you share this information with anyone that will benefit. We are in this together and together we are stronger. Stay safe and educated!

View the four part Webinar Series here.

Connectedness/Virtual Platforms

Stay connected to family and friends through virtual platforms and resources to alleviate social isolation. You'll also find initiatives that companies have launched to keep people connected.

Find full list of Connectedness/Virtual Platforms resources here.


Find all things education related in this section including: software, read-alouds, special education resources and more!

View the full list of Education resources here.

Entertainment and Recreation

Many websites are offering free and discounted access to recreation activities such as virtual museums, access to films, national parks and more!

Find the full list of Entertainment and Recreation resources here.

Georgia Specific Resources

In this section you will find resources particularly useful for residents of Georgia including: local resources, government mandates, transportation information and more.

Find the full list of Georgia Specific Resources here.

Helpful Apps

Visit the Tools for Life App Finder for apps on teleworking, social distancing, emergency preparedness and more.

Planning Guides and Resources

Organizations from across the country have provided planning guides and produced other resources for people with disabilities. These include information on developmental disabilities, emergency management, avoiding discrimination in care, complex needs and more! Check out this section if you are looking for specialized information.

View the full list of Planning Guides and Resources here.

Sanitization of Assistive Technology

Sanitizing assistive technology is essential!

View the full list of Sanitization Resources here


Many software companies are offering their products at free and discounted rates.

View the full list of Software resources here.


Find communication resources for all ages in this section. These include communication boards, speech therapy exercises to do at home and more.

View the full list of Speech and Communication resources here.