FAQs: Coronavirus and Your Child's Special EducationMarch 19, 2020If you are like most parents, you have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) and school closures of unknown length will affect your child’s special education program.In this issue of The Special Ed Advocate, we share new information that will answer some of your questions about IEPs, IEP meetings and evaluations, along with a new publication about protecting the rights of students during the coronavirus pandemic from the Office for Civil Rights.In response to your requests for information and help, we collected resources to help your child learn at home.Fear of the unknown is the greatest human fear. The antidote to fear is knowledge and reliable information so read on.(Yes, we designed a new template for the Special Ed Advocate newsletter. Still working on little details but nearly there.)
The School Closed Suddenly and I Need Help!"My child's school closed suddenly. Can you recommend resources to help her learn at home?"School closings have created incredible confusion and anxiety for parents of children with disabilities. Some school districts are offering online sessions to prevent children from losing skills. But online solutions present a host of problems for many students, including children with disabilities.In The School Closed Suddenly and I Need Help, education advocate Diane Willcutts shares resources to help your children learn at home, along with links to an excellent article about “Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures.”Our children need structure. In The School Closed Suddenly and I Need Help, Diane includes a sample schedule that you can tailor to your child’s unique needs and circumstances.If your child may be involved in online education or distance learning, take a few minutes to watch the new webinar about Online Education and Website Accessibility from the Office for Civil Rights. (7:08 )
Annual Spring Sale - Save 25% on ALL Wrightslaw Products!Use Coupon Code 031220 to receive your discount!You’ll find excellent deals on the Combos and Wrightslaw Bundles in the Wrightslaw Store.Check out the video, How to Write Due Process Request Letters and State Complaints (55 minute MP4 video). Immediate download.For Bulk Orders and larger discounts, please call 877-529-4332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.We won’t have another Annual Spring Sale for 12 months. Think about it. You don't want to miss out so take a peek in the Wrightslaw Store now.The Annual Spring Sale ends on Thursday, March 26, 2020.