Covid-19 instantly created a need for distance learning,
However under federal law, children with disabilities attending public school must receive a special course of instruction known as an Individual Education Plan, or IEP, meant to ensure they have the same learning opportunities as students without disabilities.
Therein lies is the problem, especially for special education learners, with developmental differences.
In many districts the inability to provide distance learning for students with developmental disabilities FAPE caused all distance learning to be shut down. The thought is that, if (Free and Appropriate Public Education) cannot be met in a district’s distance learning program for some students, then it must be shut down entirely and no students can have access to distance learning options.
The rationale for this is the belief that there are no distance learning opportunities that will work for special education students.
We at the Conover Company beg to differ.