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.
All Massachusetts schools are closed until April 6. The state is working to put supports in place to help families during this pandemic.
- You can find details and resources on the Massachusetts Department of Education’s COVID-19 Information Page. This is continually updated. Keep checking back.
- Meals: Schools and Project Bread are distributing meals for families who need them. See this page to learn more: School Closure Meal Information.
How can I stay grounded and help my child through this?
- Please see the new Exceptional Lives page: Resources for home-bound families of kids with special needs.
- It has practical tips, resources, and articles to help you manage your family's stir-craziness, mental health and education challenges.
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.
Please see the menu on the left to read about supporting your child through the transition during high school. (On a mobile phone, the menu is at the top.)