Article on discussing Governor Cuomo’s plans for summer school and their impact on students in special education programs.

But districts need to plan and elevate their services as students have lost out on the face-to-face therapies they normally get in school, said Tara Fappiano of Yonkers, a lawyer and advocate for those with disabilities, whose son is a special education student in the Tuckahoe district.

“Parents can speak up and ask for it,” she said. “There should be expectations for the summer, like structure and access to special education teachers and therapists. It’s not going to be a full program — no districts can provide that and teachers are shot. But districts should be putting services in place.”