What School Closures Mean for Students with Disabilities

New America | Elise Franchino

“We will learn a lot from this experiment in the remote delivery of special education, although not immediately and unfortunately not before many students with disabilities go without services and fall even further behind their peers.”

Remote learning creates new challenges for educators at all levels, but the greatest difficulty may be ensuring that students with disabilities receive necessary support. This article evaluates state and federal guidance on remote learning and the impact it could have on the nation’s 7 million students who receive special services for mental, physical, behavioral, and emotional disabilities.

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