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Feds Offer Guidance On Voc Rehab Services Amid Coronavirus

Vocational rehabilitation agencies can continue to serve individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, though some adjustments may be needed, federal officials say.

May 15, 2020

Remote Learning Continues, But Students With Disabilities Still Falling Behind

Experts, teachers and caregivers contend students in special education stand to lose the most as remote learning continues given their differing needs and varying levels of family support.

May 14, 2020
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Apple Boosts Assistance For Those With Disabilities

With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing reliance on technology, Apple says it is rolling out extra help for people with disabilities using its products for remote learning and other purposes.

May 7, 2020

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How Some Schools Did Away With Restraint And Seclusion

Educators often refer to restraint and seclusion as necessary to manage challenging kids. But some schools have found ways to stop using the practices and they're teaching others to do so too.

May 5, 2020

Things Look Different For Special Education Students While Remote Learning

Remote learning can be tough for special education students who may have trouble just logging into Zoom, but teachers say it's also an opportunity to work with families in a new way.

May 5, 2020

Private Special Education Schools Are Closed Too. Some May Not Reopen.

Coronavirus closures have left some private schools serving students with disabilities wondering if they will get paid, putting their future in question.

May 1, 2020

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

DeVos Finds ‘No Reason’ To Waive Key Provisions Of IDEA

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will not seek changes to the central tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 28, 2020

Students With Special Needs Donate Face Shields Made With 3D Printers

To supplement remote learning, students with special needs are producing much-needed face shields for health care workers using 3D printers at their homes.

April 28, 2020
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GAO: Ed Department Data On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools Inaccurate

There are serious problems with the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to track the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, government investigators say.

April 23, 2020

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Should Schools Teach Anyone Who Can Get Online — Or No One At All?

With schools citing special education as a major hurdle to moving any classes online, students with disabilities are getting the blame.

April 21, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

DeVos Could Recommend Waiving IDEA Protections

As schools remain closed due to COVID-19, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is weighing whether they should be temporarily freed of some of their special education obligations.

April 13, 2020

Special Ed Teachers Tailor School For Each Student From Afar

Special education teachers are taking different approaches to staying in touch with parents and students ranging from recorded videos to calls and email check-ins.

April 10, 2020

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