September-October 2021

Lost time

For many students with special needs, the pandemic meant the end of the structure and routine they so desperately needed. Virtual learning and therapies on Zoom could only do so much. As the school year begins, their families are facing complex challenges and trying to forge a path forward.

Women who inspire

They are trailblazers, leaders, doers and achievers. They’ve worked hard to get to where they are, and they aren’t stopping. Here are eight local women who are accomplished, fierce—and inspiring.