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As coronavirus cases rise, parents of students with disabilities see risk of educational gaps

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 4:36pm
When most of Monroe County was designated a yellow zone on Monday over rising coronavirus cases, preschool classes for students with disabilities at CP Rochester switched to remote learning on a moment’s notice. Allison Green’s 4-year-old daughter, Emma, was caught off guard this week when her school bus didn’t arrive. “It led to tons of emotions this morning, lots of crying and just complete and utter meltdown over the fact of 'where's her bus?’ ” Green said Wednesday. Emma has autism and relies on routines. She also depends on in-person learning and therapy, like her preschool classmate Kurt. Christina Knauf, Kurt’s mother, said her son benefits much more from being in school. “We’re just not able to keep up with the therapies. We’re just not,” Knauf said. “They’re not as effective in a remote environment and what we’re seeing as a result is not as much growth in language.” People throwing parties and the desire for normalcy that have contributed to rising COVID-19 cases are

Disability advocates ‘don’t play around’ with voting rights, yet challenges remain at the poll

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 3:54pm
People living with developmental disabilities often have to overcome more challenges to cast their ballots than the average voter. As they navigate those hurdles, some Western New York advocates in the disability community are also tired of being an overlooked voting bloc. WBFOs Kyle Mackie reports.