If you want to find a group of people whose ears really perked up when the state announced plans to return K-12 students to classrooms this fall, look no further than parents of kids with severe disabilities. These special needs students got invaluable help learning and socializing from a team of professionals in school. That help was left up to the parents alone as schools moved to distance learning to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered host John Henry Smith spoke with Jeff Forte, an attorney who specializes in special education cases, about his views on the state’s reopening plans.
Hear the interview below: