Coronavirus Pandemic and School Closings

It's not easy to be home-bound with children with special needs!

Read on for school updates and other tips and resources during this difficult time. 

Or click here for our regular info about transition.

All Massachusetts schools are closed until April 6. The state is working to put supports in place to help families during this pandemic.

How can I stay grounded and help my child through this?

I don’t have reliable internet access. How will my child access on-line resources?

What about my child’s IEP? What are the school's responsibilities?

  • If schools are closed and no students are being educated, they are not required to provide services to children with disabilities.
  • If educational opportunities are provided to the general student population, they DO have a responsibility to make sure students with disabilities have equal access. This means that if the school gives typical students ways to continue learning online, they must give students with IEPs or 504 Plans the accommodations they need for this.
  • Contact your teacher or IEP team if you have questions.


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