As the government begins making funds available for fighting the Coronavirus pandemic and for direct payments to Americans, funding for special education is in jeopardy.
All too often it seems that education budgets get slashed when other priorities arise. As the government begins a multi-trillion dollar program to fight and recover from the pandemic, some lawmakers are placing special needs education funding on the chopping block.
This means that many of the programs that families of special needs children use will be at risk of getting defunded. In addition, services families use every day will be put on hold during this period of social distancing and remote learning.
We want every parent with a special needs student to know that we are here to help. If you are in need of help please reach out to us, our trained tutors and child advocates will work with you in any way possible to make sure your child gets the services they need.
We also recommend that every parent, caregiver, relative, or friend of a special needs student should immediately contact their senators and state representatives. Be loud, be vocal, let them know these children need their services and that what may seem like small interruptions to services can mean huge problems and delays in progress and success in those students who most desperately need the help.
To find your state senators: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC
To find your state representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative