Educational Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

Author: Adrienne D. Woods, Ph.D. , Paul L. Morgan, Ph.D. , Yangyang Wang, M.A.

Article Topics: special education, Pennsylvania, children The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting special education service delivery in Pennsylvania and beyond. However, there are steps parents, educators, schools, and policymakers can take to help mitigate the impact. How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting special education service delivery? Pennsylvania is among the 32 states, 3 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to have closed its schools for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Pennsylvania alone, these closures have impacted over 3,000 public schools and affected more than 1.7 million students. This…