Back to School: “The New Normal,” IEP Resources, Public Policy, and Advocacy – August 2020 Toolkit

This August, the Autism Society of America is dedicated to providing the autism community with the valuable resources necessary for the ever-changing landscape of back to school during COVID-19. Our goal is to provide resources to help autistic individuals and families as they navigate the “New Normal” of education during the COVID-19 crisis this summer.

Below we have compiled a digital toolkit of resources, information, referrals, and support to help autistic individuals and their families navigate Back to School and IEP information, as well as public policy and advocacy highlights to assist in transitions during the pandemic.


Resources for Back to School Adjustments


Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Resources

Public Policy and Advocacy

Affiliate Highlights

Howard County Autism Society’s “Homeschooling Children with Special Education Needs: Important Considerations

Autism Society North Carolina’s “Addressing School Concerns During COVID-19

Post Secondary Transition Assistance by Autism of Society of Iowa

We encourage you to contact the Autism Society affiliate in your area, as our affiliates are often the most knowledgeable about local services. To find an affiliate in your area, click here.

The Autism Society’s National Contact Center staff are here to support you and provide you with the resources you need. Our Information & Referral Specialists are available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Eastern Time) at 800-3-AUTISM (800-328-8476) or

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