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Classroom Behavior Lands 10-Year-Old With ASD In Jail

A 10-year-old boy with autism was arrested, spent the night in jail and faces a third-degree felony charge, all for allegedly kicking a teacher at school last fall.

April 21, 2017

Special Education Often An Uphill Battle For Military Families

With frequent moves and parents who are away for work, obtaining appropriate special education services for children with disabilities in military families can be especially tough.

April 18, 2017

Teacher, Students Shot In Special Ed Classroom

A gunman walked into a special ed classroom and opened fire on his wife, a teacher there, and then killed himself, police said. Stray bullets struck two students, one of whom later died.

April 11, 2017

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Schoolchildren

Supreme Court FAPE Ruling May Be A Watershed Moment

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be provided FAPE is likely to have significant implications for years to come.

April 7, 2017

States Lack Consensus On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

Despite federal officials weighing in years ago, a new analysis finds rules surrounding restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities continue to vary from state to state.

April 4, 2017

The Separate, Unequal Education Of Students With Special Needs

Students at the center of an unresolved U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging illegal segregation of those with disabilities say they are stuck on computers and learning little.

March 31, 2017

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Alternative Spring Breaks Allow Students To Give Back

Once limited to fun in the sun, college students are increasingly spending spring break focusing on social issues, including volunteering with people who have developmental disabilities.

March 28, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court

High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE

In a unanimous ruling with major implications for special education, the U.S. Supreme Court said that public schools must provide students with disabilities more than a minimal benefit.

March 22, 2017
Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court Nominee’s Rulings On ADA, IDEA Have Advocates Worried

As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, concerns are being raised over his record on cases affecting those with disabilities.

March 20, 2017

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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Sows Uncertainty For Disability Programs

Deep cuts to domestic spending outlined in a budget plan released by the White House this week could have big implications for people with developmental disabilities.

March 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education

Following Outage, Ed Department Wants Feedback On IDEA Site

After technical problems brought a key government special education website to a screeching halt, federal officials are asking the public for help as they look to reimagine the site.

March 13, 2017
School classroom

Is Teacher Preparation Failing Students With Disabilities?

Most kids with disabilities spend the majority of their days in general education classrooms, but many teacher training programs offer little preparation for educating these students.

March 8, 2017

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