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Supreme Court Declines To Weigh In On Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not hear arguments in a case looking at whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

June 12, 2024
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Students With Disabilities Turning 22 Are In Limbo After Court Ruling

Several school districts have informed parents whose children are turning 22 in the coming academic year that they will no longer be able to attend school following conflicting court decisions.

June 11, 2024
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Feds Push Schools To Improve Accessibility

More than 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, many schools remain inaccessible to students with disabilities. Now, federal officials are calling for change.

June 5, 2024

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Teen Wins National Recognition For Autism Coding Program

A high schooler has created a computer science program specifically designed for neurodivergent children and young adults with the goal of providing them opportunities to pursue STEM careers.

June 4, 2024
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Ed Department Sees Jump In Disability Discrimination Complaints In Schools

Complaints of disability discrimination in the nation's schools are at their highest level in six years, the U.S. Department of Education says.

June 3, 2024
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Supreme Court Asked To Consider Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to take up a case centering on whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

May 13, 2024

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Unable To Find A School For Their Son, Family Navigates Special Education With No Answers

For more than eight months, Jennifer Schuh has felt powerless as she watches her 8-year-old son sit at home, isolated from his peers and unable to attend school.

May 8, 2024
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Autism Accounts For Growing Percentage Of Students In Special Ed

Special education students across the nation are increasingly likely to have autism, with new data showing that the percentage has more than doubled in recent years.

May 3, 2024

Postsecondary Program Dealt A Blow Costing Students $600,000 A Year In Federal Aid

The U.S. Department of Education ruled that students with developmental disabilities attending a postsecondary program that long qualified for financial aid could no longer access such assistance.

April 23, 2024

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Teacher Encouraged ‘Fight Club’ Discipline Against Boy With Disability, Lawsuit Says

A teacher is accused of encouraging bullying and abuse against a 7-year-old, sometimes even holding the boy down while others punched and kicked him, all while telling the boy's parents he made it up.

April 22, 2024
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How Taylor Swift’s Music Is Teaching Social-Emotional Skills To Students In Special Ed

In an independent living class, students with disabilities are using Taylor Swift's music to learn about everything from self-regulation and stress management to cooking, geography and more.

April 17, 2024

Microschools Fill Niche For Students With Disabilities

Families who have children with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other disabilities are seeking out a growing number of microschools, small settings where more individualized attention can be a draw.

April 16, 2024

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