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Nurse Shortage Creates Extra Obstacles For Students With Disabilities

09.30.2021 | CBS2 News | The pandemic has created a shortage of nurses across the country and here in New York. That's having a ripple effect on students with severe disabilities who require full-time assistance, and it's putting their education at risk.

"The DOE is legally obligated to provide that nurse so that they can attend school." Rebecca Shore is with the organization Advocates for Children. "But this year, we're hearing on a daily basis of two or three students each day who are not able to attend school because they don't have a nurse assigned."

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