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Considerations for District and School Administrators Overseeing Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities

By Debra Herburger


This brief, produced by WestEd as part of a collection of Crisis Response Resources, provides guidance and resources to help district and school leaders ensure students with disabilities are well supported through distance learning prompted by the coronavirus crisis.

The brief begins with key questions to guide adminis­trators as they consider how to address the varied needs of students with disabilities that range from mild to low-incidence. The brief then provides suggestions and resources to address the following critical areas:

  • Creating a supportive distance teaching and learning environment for educators
  • Using support staff effectively
  • Understanding the legal requirements of special education during school closures

For more information and guidance, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

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Copyright: 2020
Format: PDF
Pages: 9
Publisher: WestEd