AWS Foundation COVID-19 Response

Vaccination Social Story

We want everyone to get vaccinated when it’s their turn, so we created a social story for anyone who likes to prepare before doing something new. This social story is for getting vaccinated at Allen County Memorial Coliseum. While other experiences will be similar, if you need to prepare thoroughly using this social story, we suggest signing up for that location. You can find more about eligibility and signing up for your vaccination on the Allen County Board of Health website. A physical copy of this social story can be found at the Coliseum.

COVID Vaccine Social Story

Virtual Lesson Resources

Use the database below to find virtual content that meets your classroom, homeschool, or service needs.

User Tips

  • You can use the filter button to sort by:
    • education/activity type
    • age/grade level, lesson availability (recorded or custom)
    • lesson plan availability
  • If you click on the arrow next to the name of the organization (hover on the name for the arrow to appear), you can get a pop-up to a full page of the information instead of viewing it on the grid.

If you have content that you feel should be on this list, please reach out to Andie Mosley at


Currently Open

Grant goal:  To nurture creativity in meeting the instructional needs of individuals with enduring disabilities (in a variety of environments) during non-traditional circumstances.

  • 50% of grants awarded will be for up to $1,000
  • 40% of grants awarded will be for up to $2,500
  • 10% of grants awarded will be for up to $5,000

 Consideration will be given to:

  • School districts within the 11 NE Indiana counties served by AWS Foundation (Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley).
  • Ideas with the greatest student impact aligned to identified initiatives
  • Ideas that promote inclusive environments
  • Requests that promote collaboration of community resources
  • Requests that lend themselves to sustainable practices

Grants are NOT intended for:

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as your primary purpose. We will consider minimal expense on PPE.
  • Internal staff pay (excluding possible transportation related to grant activities)

**All activities/instruction need to be consistent with community health guidelines.


  • Grants will be accepted during Semester I of the 2020-21 school year.
  • Decisions will be made as applications are submitted with all dollars expended before the start of Semester II.
  • Complete and submit K-12 Education Emergency Grant Request found on our Grant Portal.
    • Must have a district representative signature (Principal, Superintendent, Special Education Director).
  • Applications will be reviewed by AWSF Grants Team.
    • Applications that do not include all required elements will be delayed for consideration.
  • Award Announcements will be made (typically) within 2 weeks of submission.
    • If awarded, a grant agreement will be sent to the applicant’s email address and must be signed and returned prior to the distribution of funds.
  • A written grant report will be due 6 months following the grant award.
  • Direct any questions to either Joni Schmalzried ( or Jenny Snyder (

COVID-19 Resources

Back to School Toolkit for Kids with Autism During COVID

Courtesy of IIDC

Transitioning Back to School During COVID

What Not for Profits Need to Know About COVID-19 Legislation and Opportunities