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Statewide Continued Services Plan Resources for Families with Graduates
Staying Healthy Audiological Support / Hearing Aid Providers
Fun Activities for All! Behavioral Health
Resources for Families with Young Children

An Update from Superintendent Dr. Gallegos (5/29/20)
Update in English
Update in Spanish

NMSD's Continuous Learning and Statewide Continued Services Plans

NMSD logo

School and Services continue at the New Mexico School for the Deaf! 

NMSD’s Continued Services Plan for Statewide Services gives a snapshot of how NMSD continues to serve babies and young children across the state and how NMSD will continue to consult with school districts and families of school age children. We are here for you New Mexico! 

Continued Services Plan for Statewide Services


Staying Healthy

Video: Homemade face coverings - a Public Advisory from

Please see and share the video titled "How to Make a Mask," found online here, on making a cloth, non-medical face covering.

How to make a mask video

The best way to avoid getting or spreading the new coronavirus continues to be staying home. However, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies where it could be difficult to maintain social distancing.

Wearing a non-medical mask is an additional and voluntary public health measure that could keep people who have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others, according to the CDC. It is not a replacement for other important steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 like staying home, physical distancing and hand-washing.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.

The best prevention: Stay home and wash your hands with soap and water frequently.

Psychology Today logoThe Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need - 8 expert tips to help families stay regulated.

YouTube logo"Staying Sane while Parenting with Sheltering-in-Place."

A Youtube video discussing what parents are going through as they are schooling from home.  The meat starts at about 5 minutes. The discussion can help give insight and empathy to teachers toward parents trying to school at home. 


CDC Logo Tips on Keeping Children Healthy While School’s Out

See links at the bottom of the page for:

ASL Video Series: Tips to Keep Children Healthy While School is Out

ASL Video Series: Answers to Questions from Children about COVID-19 


Fun Activities for All!

Flexible Mind Therapy logoFlexible Mind Therapy

A website with a long list of links allowing easy access to many activities (art, games, puzzles, and more) as well as live cameras allowing access to museums, zoos, aquariums (and more).  Many good resources with quick links.


Resources for Families with Young Children

American Society for Deaf ChildrenFavorite stories retold in ASL.  Fun for the whole family!

Apple Store DownloadStory app for young deaf children and their families

Unite LiteracyMore children’s books online

Baby Sign LanguagePrintable flashcards and wallcharts

Gallaudet free ASL classesFree online sign classes


Resources for Families with Graduates

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC)

NDC logoThe NDC’s site provides information and resources for individuals preparing for college or careers, their families and teachers. NDC’s website can be accessed here.


Audiological Support

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) Using Hearing Assistive Devices at Home:

Hearing Aid Providers 

Oticon linkOticon Cleaning and Troubleshooting Information 

Phonak linkPhonak Cleaning and Troubleshooting Information

Resound linkResound Cleaning and Troubleshooting Information


or back to Learning Resources page

Behavioral Health

NM Department of EducationMany New Mexicans are feeling overwhelmed, scared, and anxious right now. PED and the New Mexico Department of Health have put together this one-page memo with advice and resources for taking care of your mental health during isolation, talking to kids about COVID-19, countering virus-related stigma and racism, and more.

This Google Folder has additional resources including self-care tips for providers and coping skills for kids and adults.

For questions about Behavioral Health supports for schools, please email Leslie Kelly at


























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