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Special education and remote learning: webinar series

Seattle Special Education PTSA offering more than a dozen sessions for parents.

The switch to remove learning during the coronavirus pandemic exposed and exacerbated many inequalities in the education system, including the challenges of serving students with special education services.

Now, as remote learning is to continue for the fall semester (and possibly beyond), the Seattle Special Education PTSA is hosting a webinar series designed to help parents address concerns and advocate for their children in the special education system.

The “Back to School Backpack” series begins Monday, Aug. 17, and will include 15 sessions on topics including the basics of IEPs and 504s, inclusion, restraint and isolation, and the unique challenges faced by African Americans and Spanish speakers.

All of the sessions are free, open to the public and will be hosted on Zoom. Find the full schedule here. the organization also posts updates on Twitter.

The webinar series is produced with assistance from Arc of King County, the UW Haring Center, Microsoft Accessibility, Seattle Parks Specialized Programs, and Down Syndrome Community Puget Sound.


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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 15-year-old girl.