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Quotes from a Special Education Liason

Quotes from a Special Education Liason

“This is a particularly difficult time for students with disabilities, their families, and their teachers. Right now we’re trying to figure out what we’re doing for the summer. Many students in special education receive specialized services in the summer so that they do not experience regression. These services could range from anything more academic/instructional based, or like physical and occupational therapy. The physical therapy in particular involves a lot of body movement, and require the use of gym spaces and equipment. It’s really hard not having access to these things, yet I’m so impressed everyday by what our physical therapists...

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Quotes from an Administrative Assistant on the Frontline

Quotes from an Administrative Assistant on the Frontline

“We work in a job where we have to help patients, but the hardest part of the job isn’t the patients, it’s meeting their expectations. In a perfect world, everyone gets their appointments, and everything will be fine. But if we have to cancel it or reschedule it based on what the doctor says, that’s out of our control. If it really were necessary and dire, then the doctor would have made arrangements for the child to come in. We’re just human, and we can’t fix everyone immediately”.“Our number one rule is that ‘your safety is our concern’. There have...

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Quotes from a Veterinarian on the Frontline

Quotes from a Veterinarian on the Frontline

"In our clinic, we’re following human health professionals in discontinuing non-emergent surgeries to preserve PPE, so that our demand doesn’t take from human health care professionals during this time. We’ve also closed our lobby from clients (pet owners), and only allow patients (pets) in our hospital, which come with its own challenges.""All our new protocols were enacted in such a short amount of time, it was hard to enforce at first. Understandably, clients were really confused and annoyed they couldn't be with their pets. I'd say our biggest challenge has been maintaining communication and transparency between us and the clients,...

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Nurses Fly To Mass. To Care For Patients

Nurses Fly To Mass. To Care For Patients

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been an absolute explosion of need for qualified hospital staff in Massachusetts. To meet that need, clinicians from areas around the country, in places with fewer coronavirus cases, have risen to meet the need by coming to places like Boston to work temporarily. SEE FULL STORY at WBUR

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