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Our research reveals insights and data that help us and others empower the 1 in 5 people who learn and think differently.

As children around the country return to school, the new Back to School Study by Understood and UnidosUS, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., finds that teachers and parents predict increased academic, mental health, and social and emotional challenges for learning.

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In April 2021, Understood unveiled a Pandemic Learning Impact Study with insights on how the shift to remote learning and the pandemic have affected children and families academically, emotionally, and financially.

The comprehensive study conducted by Understood and YouGov in the Summer of 2020 reveals that parents are more aware of the challenges their child faces in school than before the pandemic.

Explore Understood’s new toolkit that gives teachers actionable tools to understand IEPs: the laws, definitions, processes, and implementation. The toolkit was prepared with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.