Disabilities No Barrier At All-Inclusive Preschools

With a new federal directive, there’s a push for more of the nation’s preschools to educate children with disabilities alongside their typically-developing peers.

Obama Administration Makes Push For Preschool Inclusion

Federal officials say that all children with disabilities should be able to attend preschool alongside their typically-developing peers.

School Backtracks After Students Left Out Of Yearbook

After an outraged mother complained that her daughter with Down syndrome and others with special needs were left out of the yearbook, school officials are changing course.

Feds Call For Greater Inclusion In Preschools

The Obama administration wants to see more kids with disabilities — no matter how significant — participating in classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers.

Schools Favor Inclusion When Forced To Report Academic Progress

As Congress debates the role of testing, a new report finds that schools with the greatest accountability for students with disabilities are most likely to promote inclusion.

Athletes With Disabilities Eye College Competition

For the first time, a sport designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities is being played competitively at the collegiate level.

Inclusion Rates For Special Education Students Vary By State

Where a child lives may significantly impact whether they are placed in an inclusive or segregated classroom, a new national analysis suggests.

Inclusive Classrooms Provide Language Boost, Study Finds

For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

Disability An ‘Advantage’ For Valedictorian On The Spectrum

Defying the odds, a teen with autism who was once in a self-contained classroom and relied on a one-to-one aide is graduating high school as his class valedictorian.

Mascot Gig Transforms Teen With Autism

Autism left Andrese Duke, 13, shy and often isolated from his classmates, but that all changed when he took on the role of his school’s mascot.

Parents Accuse School Of Denying Son Over Diagnosis

The parents of a 3-year-old are suing in federal court after they say their son’s preschool acceptance was rescinded when school officials learned of his autism diagnosis.

Teacher’s Allergy Forces Girl With Autism To Change Schools

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.

Viral Photo Sparks Debate About Inclusion

A second grade class photo is stirring outrage online after a student who uses a wheelchair was depicted sitting apart from his peers.

Robots Offer Alternative For Homebound Students

For students unable to physically make it to school, there’s a new option: robots that allow kids to participate in class virtually without leaving their home or hospital bed.

Teen With Down Syndrome Scores Prom Date With Beauty Queen

A Wisconsin teen with Down syndrome will have a very special prom date this weekend — a bona fide beauty queen.

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