RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – After Raleigh County Schools released its plan for reopening for the next school year, parents immediately had questions.
Those who have kids with special education needs wonder how schools will handle those needs.
Mom of two kids on the autistic spectrum Ashley Hill says her kids rely on a steady schedule. Missing out on classes that help them develop daily life skills will hurt them in the long run.
“They don’t have a lot of understanding,” said Hill. “They can’t exactly, 100 percent, understand what you’re telling them unless it’s something we do [during our] everyday routine. They see shoes, they know we’re going somewhere. [Going to class helps] them learn how to deal with their emotions as far as breakdowns and fits.”
Hill wants a conversation with teachers and administrators to lay out a plan for her children’s education.
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