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Students With Disabilities And Their Families Cope With Prolonged School Closures

Across Massachusetts, thousands of parents and guardians are working long hours — often with little help — to protect, advocate and care for children with disabilities during the coronavirus crisis.

With the state’s public schools now closed for at least another month, the disruption is creating a new strain on busy caregivers, too….

As an education attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services, Elizabeth McIntyre represents some of those families.

Many of her clients are still struggling to answer the “basic questions” — rent and food, work hours and safety — which leaves them little time for the delicate work of making sure kids with disabilities keep making progress… Read more from WBUR.