Practices and Resources to Support Parents and Families. Topical Issue Brief
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as of this writing, 21 states and three U.S. territories have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year, with closures impacting at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affecting at least 55.1 million students. In addition, districts in nearly all other states and territories have implemented extended closures with pending dates for reopening. This situation presents challenges for all families, particularly for families of students with disabilities who often must take on a significant role in supporting their children in virtual learning and distance instruction. This brief presents practices and resources that educators, early interventionists, and parent center staff can share with parents and families of students with disabilities to support students' continuity of learning during school building closures.
Distance-Schooling, International, Lehrpersonen, Sonderpädagogik, Stellungnahme, USA
Office of Special Education Programs (2020). Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to Support Continuity of Learning for Students with Disabilities. Practices and Resources to Support Parents and Families. Topical Issue Brief.