COVID-19 complicates school life for Hamilton students and staff with disabilities

"It's important they be prioritized and I think schools are making an attempt to ensure those kids are supported and really assisted in combating the harm and impact that the shutdown of schools has already had."

The pandemic has made the transition from summer to September classes hectic for families, educators and students, but it will be even harder for people with disabilities and individual education plans (IEPs).

"As health services have been reduced, that really impacts the development and support required for children and youth with developmental and physical disabilities," said Bruce Squires, president of McMaster Children's Hospital.

"It's inhibited the extent to which those issues are even identified and the timeliness of providing treatment."

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Written by Bobby Hristova
CBC
September 11, 2020
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