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Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin is an author, parent advocate, and mom to kids who learn differently. Morin worked as a classroom teacher and as an early intervention specialist for 10 years. She has been working as an education writer since 2007 to empower parents and affirm the pivotal role they play in their child’s education. She collaborates across many teams at Understood to provide parent-friendly resources, expert advice, and strategy for in-person interactions with parents and educators. Morin played an integral role in launching Understood.org in 2014. During her years as an early childhood educator, she taught kindergarten and worked with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities. She provided education and training to parents of children with disabilities and led multidisciplinary teams in developing and implementing Individual Family Service Plans.

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Remote but accessible: Reaching students of all abilities during distance learning

By Amanda Morin, Kimberly Eckert and Shaunda Garrison | May 14, 2020

The move to virtual environments for teaching and learning may be impacting students with differing abilities and special needs in a variety of ways. Educators are seeking guidance and resources about IEPs, inclusion practices, modifications, and engagement.