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Parents are missing in-person supports for children. Here, MaShel West holds her son Lucas’ hands while talking with his certified behaviour analyst at their home in Layton, Utah, March 5, 2020. (Ivy Ceballo/The Deseret News via AP)

Coronavirus: Distance learning poses challenges for some families of children with disabilities

Connecting with school staff, community groups, family and friends may look different right now for families of children with disabilities, but some benefits remain.
With Alberta schools closed, Caleb Reid, 17, and his siblings are home schooling in Cremona, Alta., shown here, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Under the guise of coronavirus response, Alberta justifies education cuts

In the face of mounting crises in Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney's decision to cut funding intended for educational assistants is bad policy.
It’s important to think about what online teaching and learning means for students with hearing difficulties. GettyImages

How to help students with a hearing impairment as courses move online

Even under the best circumstances, the needs of students with a hearing impairment are often unmet. Here's what lecturers can do to ensure that no students are left behind.
Designing schools to accommodate students with disabilities is a complicated task and needs a lot more research than what is out there. from shutterstock.com

Students with disabilities need inclusive buildings. We can learn from what’s already working

Every school in Australia must be built with the varying needs of students with disabilities in mind. This is a worthy goal but achieving it is complicated. Looking at some examples can help.
Australia’s disability royal commission looked focused on the education system this week. Cameron Laird

Are flexible learning options giving schools a convenient way out of taking responsibility for ‘difficult’ students?

Thousands of Australian students are disengaged from school and leave early. Governments have provided alternative learning options for these students, but are these having unintended consequences?

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