A sense of community helps all individuals thrive.
Community is not just about identifying with a group of people, it’s a feeling — it’s feeling connected to others, feeling accepted for who you are, and feeling supported.
While providing distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Linden Grove School will also utilize a range of technologies, activities, and resources to maintain and strengthen connections between students, staff, family members, and the Greater Cincinnati community.
- Morning Meetings offer opportunities for students to share with each other and practice social interactions. Utilizing Google Meet, students and staff can interact and encourage each other, as well as clarify learning activities/assignments for the day.
- Student images and videos from weekly Spirit Days and home activities can be posted on Google Classroom for access by LGS students and staff. Whether showing off their favorite pajamas or crazy hat, their piano skills or the “cookie cake” they helped create, the uniqueness of every student is shared and celebrated!
- Personal video chats between students, staff, and family members help ensure everyone feels supported and can offer support. In addition, The Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati offers twice-weekly parent/caregiver online support group meetings.
- Cincinnati Virtual Experiences help students stay connected to the wider community. Particularly popular are the Cincinnati Zoo’s Home Safari Facebook Live events, as well as the Children’s Museum’s Dance Party.
- The “Year of Kindness” campaign, initiated by Autism Speaks and supported by LGS, encourages students and adults to celebrate and encourage acts of kindness. Everyone has something to offer to help make it a better place for all of us. For suggestions, click here.
*Note – To ensure all students have a device with camera for schoolwork and staying connected, LGS initiated a “Borrow an LGS Device” program.