Children With Disabilities Adversely Affected By School Shutdown Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.

April 4, 2020

HuffPost (4/4, Klein) reported school closures due to the novel coronavirus outbreak particularly affect students with disabilities given that “these students often rely on a litany of services at school, from speech therapy, to physical therapy, to occupational therapy, that parents simply aren’t trained to do on their own.” The article says “parents of students with disabilities report receiving only a fraction of the services to which they’re entitled” because “classwork isn’t tailored to students’ disabilities” and “adults who work most closely with students with disabilities, like paraprofessionals, are losing their jobs, cutting off a crucial line to these kids.”

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