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Equity means every student should have access and opportunity at the right moment in their education to a physically, societally, socially, and emotionally safe environment.
In a situation without a medical need, administrators must explore least restrictive environment issues, transition skills and social-emotional learning.
Many students need additional support and instruction on how to wear their masks appropriately throughout the school year.
IEP team may need to work with other departments to ensure that students have the technology they need to receive free appropriate public education.
IDEA requires that IEPs for older students include services designed to move special education students successfully to post-school settings.
Students have had to get used to seeing someone’s face in front of them on a screen, as well as seeing their own faces, says one special education teacher.
If a student with a disability was receiving general education instruction for 50% of the day prior to the pandemic, they should still get general education instruction for 50% of the day.
Engagement increased in classes where general education and special education teachers planned together and taught together.
2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but teachers have widely been acknowledged for their creativity and commitment to students amidst all the sudden changes.
CDC’s new guidance on reopening schools emphasizes equity, prioritizes mask wearing and physical distancing to keep students safe.
Students with Down syndrome who contract COVID-19 are more susceptible to severe illness. Learn how to protect them during in-person schooling.
Positive behavioral interventions and supports can drive a cycle of support, from states to districts, districts to schools, and from schools to teachers and students.
Rising COVID-19 rates have led many districts that had been providing in-person instruction for several weeks to pivot back to full-time remote learning.
Students who have had anxiety and depression even pre-pandemic, particularly those with autism and other disabilities, may feel safer when they are given opportunities to feel in control.
How paraprofessionals can help teachers collect data on student behaviors and progress when students are engaged in distance learning