This school year is going to be completely different than you imagine, no matter how much you put plans in place. Distance learning has its challenges, for parents and kids. For families with students in special education programs or with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), the prospect of adapting the work and family schedules to at-home learning is yet another crisis brought on by COVID. As parents navigate the new school year’s added online components for distance learning, they are also having to help their child adjust, access curriculum and assignments independently or with limited support and find the individualized support that will help them succeed. I reached out to Dan Stock, co-director of Nevada Educational Advocacy and Tutoring (NEAT) Services LV, to ask what tips he had for parents, and kids, who are struggling with distance learning. NEAT opens its doors Aug. 24 with programs specifically designed to help CCSD parents and kids who struggle with distance learning. The Homeschool Help Program has small class sizes to help children move forward each day in their studies.