NJCTS has collected resources from across the web from our partners and friends in the fields of education and mental health that can help you and your family navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.


The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced schools in New Jersey to close in March 2020, has made it difficult for many students with disabilities to benefit from special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In response to the pandemic’s disastrous impact, the New Jersey legislature passed S-3434 which became law on June 16, 2021. This new law added another year of eligibility for services under the IDEA for three classes of students: students who either turned or will turn 21 during the 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 school years.


Get Ready For Back To School 2020 With MHA


The ADA and Face Mask Policies


Managing Children’s Back-to-School Anxiety https://www.rutgers.edu/news/managing-childrens-back-school-anxiety


New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) released guidance that allows Extended School Year (ESY) services for children with disabilities to be provided in-person as of July 6. The guidance states that schools can provide ESY services in-person, remotely, or a hybrid of both. Read more: https://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/boardops/extendedschoolyear.shtml


How to Navigate Grief, Loss, and a New Normal During COVID-19 – From NASW New Jersey

NASW – COVID-19 FAQ & Resources for Practitioners

NASW-NJ “Fireside Chats” with Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Understood: COVID-19 Resources and Support

CDC – Daily Life and Coping

NAMI – COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

SAMHSA – COVID-19 Resources and Information

NASP – Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

Fun Activities to Keep You Busy During Shelter in Place

Managing COVID-19 concerns for people with OCD

https://transitioncoalition.org/blog/webinar/transition-activities-online-athome/

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