Budget cuts are forcing larger class sizes, bigger case loads and leaving schools with too few staff to meet the needs of students with disabilities, special educators say.
Increased class sizes, decreased services and placement changes are among the effects parents say budget cuts are having on students in special education.
A college student is suing her Montana school in federal court arguing that her disabilities prevent her from completing two math courses required to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
When Congress acted earlier this month to end the government shutdown, lawmakers also extended a provision that advocates contend has negative implications for students with disabilities.
When a 14-year-old went before his local school board to take issue with the implementation of his IEP, he was rebuffed and now video of the incident is going viral.
Funding for special education has fallen in recent years, according to a new report which finds that many school districts are spending less per student today than they did in 2008.
A federal report suggests that far too little is known about the effectiveness of various types of transition programs in preparing students with disabilities for adulthood.
With the start of the new school year, students in special education are beginning to feel the effects of major federal funding cuts which are leading to less staff and fewer services.
A California mother says that public school officials have offered her tens of thousands of dollars to take her son with autism out of school.
The parents of a first-grader with autism have reached an agreement with an Ohio school district on how to accommodate both the girl’s service dog and a teacher with a severe allergy.
A documentary following a special-education teacher as she prepares her students with autism to leave high school and enter adult life is set for its national television debut.
Schools have a special responsibility to provide continuity when students with disabilities move from one district to another, federal education officials say.