“July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when it’s joy just to be alive.
July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass.”

~Hal Borland

Greetings to You!

This Buzz shares 2 new resources in Spanish from the CPIR, multiple resources on long COVID, and several recent products from federal agencies. Hope you’re having a marvelous summer!

The CPIR Team


New from the CPIR | LRE and AT

Consideración de LRE en las decisiones de colocación
In April 2022, we shared with you PDF and Word versions of Considering LRE in Placement Decisions. We’re pleased to share now the Spanish version of this important information, not just in HTML but also in PDF and Word for easy sharing with families of children with disabilities.

Considerando la tecnología de asistencia para estudiantes con discapacidades
We also shared PDF and Word versions of a resource designed for IEP teams that are Considering Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities. This resource is now also available in Spanish (and as PDF and Word files). May this resource help your Spanish-speaking families tackle the question of AT in future IEP team meetings.

Resources on Long COVID

Long Covid Has Over 200 Symptoms and Leaves 1 In 5 Unable To Work
Now that’s one depressing finding to emerge from a new study published this month. The study provides one of the most comprehensive insights yet into the lingering and debilitating illness that can affect patients for months or years after infection.

Supporting a Student with Long-COVID: Considerations for Educators
This article from the Kennedy Krieger Institute lists some of the symptoms associated with long COVID and points out that a student experiencing long-COVID or other conditions may be eligible for special education or related services under IDEA or Section 504. The article also provides school suggestions or accommodations to consider for a 504/IEP.

News from the Feds

Providing Students with Disabilities FAPE during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Addressing the Need for Compensatory Services Under Section 504
OCR issued this fact sheet in February to remind elementary and secondary public schools of their obligations under Section 504 to provide appropriate evaluations and services to students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including schools’ responsibility to provide compensatory services.

Disability Impacts All of Us
View CDC’s infographic snapshot of disability in the US. With over 60 million adults living with a disability in the U.S., it’s clear that disability affects all of us.

Social-Emotional Development and Mental Health of Young Children
The Department and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued this 13-page Dear Colleague letter with recommendations to support the social-emotional development and mental health of young children. HHS will host a series of videos throughout the summer that support young children’s mental health and well-being.


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