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Can Special Education Come Back for Summer?

While some special ed programs are off indefinitely, others are starting up now.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an Executive Order allowing "in-person special education instruction this summer." For these at-risk students, a chance to get back into their routines means everything.

Remote learning and therapy-at-a-distance have not exactly been effective or beneficial for students with special needs.

New York State Assemblywoman Melissa Miller (R) has been working with Cuomo to get special education classes restored so kids like her son can get back to a normal school life.

“Special needs students, like my son Oliver, desperately require one-on-one in-person instruction to succeed. A nurturing, focused path of continuity is so important to this population of students,” said Miller.

While New York is on the right track for reopening special ed, other States are lagging behind.

Here in northern California, our school district has advised us that there will not be any in-person summer school for special education students. Ugh! Worse yet, we are being told that in-person learning for the Fall is "uncertain" at this time. Wham!

What are you being told about the future of in-person special education for your child?

We'd love to hear from you in Comments below.



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