related services providers

Rural America in Focus

March 2021

In rural America, the number of students requiring special education and related services—across every disability category—is rising. At the same time, inadequate state and local funding and a national shortage of related service providers is having a disproportionate effect on the nation’s most underserved students. This in-depth report presents the latest research from school districts in rural America, along with the challenges they face and a guide for how to open up opportunities for students with special needs.