Connecting Homeless Students to Special Education Services
A Guide to Rights and Resources
This document outlines how to connect homeless students with
special education services.
Many children and youth experience physical and learning
disabilities that make it difficult for them to reach their full
potential. Some of these disabilities
include blindness, speech problems, and dyslexia. However, schools can change their classrooms
and education plans to meet their unique needs and provide them with an
opportunity to succeed.
Homeless youth with physical and learning disabilities face
an even greater challenge. In at least
half of the states in the United States
homeless students have trouble accessing special education services.
Changing schools frequently and not knowing their rights are
the two primary reasons why homeless students may not receive the help they