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How will special needs children thrive at school during a pandemic?


As school districts prepare to resume in-person or remote learning, attorneys say, they face unprecedented risks and liabilities which could turn into lawsuits. For special needs children, it could be missing out on therapies and one-on-one attention that they are legally required to receive from schools.

Stacey Spencer, director of student services for Sycamore Community Schools, said Individualized Education Plan teams will meet with families of special needs children to come up with a plan for face-to-face learning before classes resume. They will also discuss a distance learning plan in case the district has to move to remote learning.