Your Child is Worth the Fight Jean Murrell Adams, Esq. Today is Wednesday, July 15, 2020. We are mindful that nearly 140,000 souls have perished here in the United States due to COVID-19. The pandemic hascaused seismic shifts in back-to-school plans, priorities and expectations causing many parents to give up and “write-off” this school year in frustration. Families who have children with disabilities are especially hard-hit. Despite the chaos, parents can–and absolutely must—double-down andtake charge of educational programming for their children with special needs. 1.