Increased class sizes, decreased services and placement changes are among the effects parents say budget cuts are having on students in special education.
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.
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.
Schools have a special responsibility to provide continuity when students with disabilities move from one district to another, federal education officials say.
In a victory for students with disabilities, a federal appeals court ruled this week that Hawaii violated the law by cutting off special education at age 20.
The U.S. Department of Education wants to end a rule that allows states to count some students with disabilities as academically proficient even if they do not meet grade-level standards.
A first-grader with autism has been told that she must transfer to a different school all because her teacher is allergic to the girl’s service dog.
In new guidance sent to educators across the country, federal education officials say that schools may be liable if they don’t properly address bullying of students with disabilities.
A growing number of states are meeting their responsibilities to provide special education services, federal officials say.
Amid concerns that many with visual impairments are not learning to read Braille, federal officials are reminding schools that they have a legal obligation to teach the tactile writing system.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to weigh in on whether or not parents should have a say in deciding which school their children with disabilities attend.
As a new round of budget talks gets underway in Congress, special education advocates are sounding the alarm about big cuts that may be on the horizon.
Federal education officials are looking to reshape the way they evaluate each state’s compliance with special education law to put a heavier focus on student performance.