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Concerns raised for Texas special ed students after Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas >> Paperwork and technology concerns have been raised for special education students in Texas displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

The Austin American-Statesman reports disability rights advocates are urging families of special education students to inquire about replacing assistive technology in storm-damaged schools. Advocates also want to make sure parents get proper information about paperwork needed to enroll a special education child in a new school.

Cheryl Fries, with a parent group called Texans for Special Education Reform , says additional stresses are created when such children are displaced. The group will hold a 20-minute Facebook Live session on Thursday.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, in a statement, said 52 schools remain closed due to Harvey-related catastrophic damage. Another 234 Texas schools have significant damage from Harvey, which made landfall Aug. 25 in South Texas.

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