Kareem Neal is the 2019 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year and has been an educator for 22 years. He works with students who have moderate to severe disabilities in a self-contained classroom, meaning he is responsible for the instruction of all academic subjects.

He shared this video message to parents of special education students (which could apply to ALL parents who suddenly find themselves homeschooling their kids due to the school closures).


The Arizona Department of Education’s Exceptional Student Services team launched a new webpage solely dedicated to guidance and recommendations regarding special education services during the COVID-19 school closures. The new webpage includes information on the following: Teletherapy, Individualized Education Plans, Evaluations, FAQs, and more!