Schools across the Ozarks are taking different approaches to their back to school plans, some doing virtual and others doing in person.

However, the virtual learning is causing trouble for the special needs and autism communities.

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Elizabeth Obrey with the Arc of the Ozarks.

She tells KY 3 TV parents of special needs kids cannot fill the role of teachers and therapists.

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Many parents with children on the spectrum tell KRMS news that their children have suffered severe regressions as a result of losing schooling and in-person therapies to the COVID 19 virus.