Texas Offers Money to Help Students with Severe Disabilities Affected By COVID Shutdown
[Source: The Dallas Morning News]
Texas public school students with severe cognitive disabilities could receive up to $1,500 for tutoring, therapy, and other support services to address any learning disruptions suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Texas Education Agency and Gov. Greg Abbott announced the creation of the $30 million effort — the Supplementary Special Education Services program — on Wednesday.
Students would qualify for a one-time spending account for up to $1,500 in services if they are currently enrolled in public school, were enrolled during the closures brought on by the pandemic in Spring 2020, and are identified as having a low incidence disability, defined as a severe cognitive impairment, medically fragile issues or deaf-blindness.