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Distance Learning Creates Barriers For Some Special Ed Students

Annie Spratt
Students who require individual education plans, or IEPs may face additional challenges while schools are closed.


Educators, parents and students are all struggling to find their way through distance learning, but the challenges can be even greater for special education students.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by those who have participated in, advocated for and supported special education and personalized education planning across the state.

Guests include:

  • Tyler Leech – creator of the Barefoot Autism Challenge
  • Daniel Van Sant – attorney, Disability Rights Iowa
  • Gina Hale – board member, district-wide Davenport Parent-Teacher Organization and parent of a children with special needs.
  • Bonnie Lowry – special education consultant, Meskwaki Settlement School

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River