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Pandemic poses challenges beyond classroom for some


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Even though the school year for Gwen Benegas' son was scheduled to continue through May, his education essentially ended when the district transitioned its classes online this March.

During a normal school year, her son Ryan attends classes to work on math, reading, horticulture and interpersonal skills. But being blind and having autism has meant he can't attend virtual classes like many of his peers.

He participated in some music therapy sessions over video chat, but with few Braille resources at home and no other options from the school, Benegas said, Ryan hasn'...

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