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Toni's Situation

The Situation:

Toni W.*, a wealth manager at diversified financial services company, is trying to decipher special education regulations to ensure that her son, who receives speech and occupational therapies at school, doesn’t fall further behind during the COVID-19
pandemic. He’ll be back to some form of school, but it all remains uncertain and stressful. Toni spends late nights researching state and federal laws special ed. laws. During the days, she tries to reach school personnel, who are on summer recess, in between work and managing her son’s time. She is exhausted and burnt out; her mental health is moving toward depression, with which she’s struggled in the past.

Employee’s Need:

Deciphering legal guidance on implementation of Special Education during the pandemic.

Evaluating service and support options for a sensible back-to-school plan, with contingencies in place.

Building caregiving strategies that incorporate self-care during a time of unprecedented overwhelm.

Torchlight Recommended Resources

  • Distance Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic Webinar
  • Living on Overload: Self-Care for Maxed-Out Parents Webinar
  • Preparing for the 2020-21 School Year eGuide
  • The Next Normal – What Parents & Families Need to Know eGuide
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: The Law Tool
  • 504 vs. IEP Comparison Chart Tool
  • Should You Send Your Child Back to School During the Pandemic? Podcast
  • Managing Screen Time & Distance Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic Podcast


“It was great to have direction on what the law says regarding 504 plans and IEPs during the pandemic. I look forward to next figuring out a plan for navigating distance learning in the coming year with Torchlight’s help.

~ Toni W., Wealth Manager


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