According to the featured parents, students with learning differences are rarely in the majority or the most vocal group when it comes to seeing their needs met. In the second piece of this three-part series, these families share their challenges in learning and living through the coronavirus pandemic, the benefits they’ve seen through collaborating with their students’ teachers and working as a team, and their concerns over what the future holds. As they look to the prospect of schools reopening, their hope is for thoughtful consideration of all students as schools prepare their new budgets, and greater empathy for kids who are struggling through a challenging time where the structure they thrive on has been stripped away.
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