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Forty-four Percent?!

Forty-four percent of parents of students with cognitive disabilities reported that schools abandoned their child’s legal right to access an equitable education when they moved to remote learning (R. Lake, "How Are Kids with Disabilities Doing Post-COVID? Shamefully, We Still Don’t Know", 2022).

This is a recent article.

During the pandemic and the move to remote learning, there were many challenges that our national education system faced. One that might have had more limited consideration is that of access to equitable education for children with cognitive disabilities.

I saw first hand the challenges faced by teachers, parents, and children in my local district.

  • Limited hands-on learning

  • Lack of visual supports

  • Lack of small group specially designed instruction

  • Lack of availability to age-respectful and accessible materials