Mother of special-needs teen says creativity essential to make online classes work
Online classes during the coronavirus pandemic have posed challenges for many students and families, but those with children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities face additional obstacles.Posted — Updated
"Right now, he’s in middle school. They’re studying angles – obtuse, acute and right angles," she said. "I take a book and open it and try to trace his fingers inside the book to sort of show him."
Keeping Ethan safe and healthy is at the top of her priority list, even if that means being out of her comfort zone.
When the obstacles to happiness may seem insurmountable, she has learned to keep moving forward, taking everything one day at a time.
"To let it go," she said when asked what Ethan teaches her daily. "The fact that he is doing so well and is healthy and happy, he’s been teaching us that for 16 years."
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