Decision Making Tool – When should my child with Special Health Care Needs return to (in-person) school?

With the recent decision by DCPS to announce the return to limited in-school instruction for some students, AJE thought this is a good time to remind families of this decision-making tool.  We hope you find it helpful.
The Administration for Community Living has been working with a group of federal and non-federal partners to develop a COVID-19 decision guide for families with children with special health care needs, and they are seeking the assistance of DC families with beta testing this decision guide.
While many children have already started school — parents of CYSCHN will continue to make difficult personal decisions about how to keep their children safe and learning. With guidance from public-health experts, parents, and health providers – the Stanford Health Literacy Lab has designed this interactive, educational Guide for Parents of CYSCHN to help parents make sense of these back-to-school decisions.  Please access the Decision Guide at SCOLGuide or at the QR code below.
Now in “beta test” mode, the Guide is meant to be used on a smartphone, and to guide discussion with a trusted advisor (child health provider).
If you are a parent of the student with a special health care need,  please help them improve and refine this guide for families by trying it out.  Most parents say it takes about 5 minutes to go through the whole  Please send any feedback within the Guide, or to

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