Private Schools for Disabled Students Are Closed Too. Some May Not Re-Open
[Source: Daily Press]
Claire Anderson’s parents worried that she didn’t understand what the coronavirus is or why she couldn’t go to school.
She is an 18-year-old student at the Peninsula School at The Faison Center in Newport News, a private day school for students with disabilities.
Claire has autism, is classified as nonverbal and has severe anxiety. When Gov. Ralph Northam closed schools on March 13, he also closed private schools, leaving thousands of students with disabilities that make regular public schooling difficult at home with their parents.
Her father, Robert Anderson, tried to explain that there was an illness going around, that they didn’t want people to get sick.
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