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 special education.
The state and school districts are working hard to put supports in place to make sure that this school year is safe and addresses the needs of students and families.
- See the the Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance, as of June 25, 2020.
- You can find more 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?
- Talk to your school district if you do not have internet access. They need to know this, and may be able to help you get connected.
What about my child’s IEP? What are the school's responsibilities?
- Schools have a responsibility to make sure students with disabilities have equal access to education compared to typical students.
- All IEP and 504 services and accommodations should still be happening. If your child is learning remotely, it may take some creativity to see how this can work.
- Contact your teacher or IEP team if you have questions.
Please see the menu on the left to read about Special Education and IEPs. (On a mobile phone, the menu is at the top.)