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Distance Learning With Disabilities

Apr 28, 2020

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Maryland public schools are closed, and teachers and students are connecting from a distance. What does this mean for students with learning or developmental disabilities? What are the limits and the possibilities of virtual learning?

Rene Averitt-Sanzone, head of The Parents’ Place of Maryland, recommends that parents get familiar with their child’s individualized education plan and document any progress or loss of skills. Check out the COVID-19 resource page. Watch the "COVID-19: What's Next?" webinar. The progress chart mentioned is available here.

Plus, students and parents describe how they are adapting to distance learning and the stay-at-home order. We hear from Rico Winston and his son, Israel, of Baltimore City, and Denise Stringer of Baltimore County. Find local support from Kennedy Krieger's Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the ARC  Baltimore, Decoding Dyslexia Maryland, Disability Rights Maryland, and City Ranch.