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Student With Special Needs Dead After Being Restrained At School

A 13-year-old with autism is dead after reportedly being held face down in a prone restraint for roughly an hour at school.

December 10, 2018

Boy Scouts Alter Approach For Kids With Special Needs

Kids with special needs are learning everything from life skills to archery as part of a Boy Scouts program that's helping pave the way for them to take part in a typical pack.

December 6, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Reopening Hundreds Of Disability-Related Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education is reversing course after being sued over changes to its handling of disability discrimination complaints in schools.

December 3, 2018

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College Recruit On The Spectrum Set To Make History

As the first student-athlete with autism to sign a national letter of intent to play a team sport at the NCAA Division I level, Kalin Bennett has more than basketball on his mind.

November 29, 2018

Settlement Reached In 25-Year-Old Special Education Case

A proposed settlement in a class-action suit spanning over two decades is expected to improve educational support and academic achievement for more than 250,000 students with disabilities.

November 16, 2018
School class

Lawmakers Revive Plan To Curb Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

Legislation establishing first-ever federal oversight of restraint and seclusion in the nation's schools is back on the table.

November 15, 2018

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The Sparklers cheer squad

Cheerleaders With Disabilities Enjoy Recognition, Camaraderie

A high school cheer squad is offering students with disabilities the chance to be center stage and boosting their self-esteem in the process.

November 13, 2018

Court Upholds $33 Million Penalty For Underfunding Special Ed

One state will likely have to give up $33.3 million in funds after a U.S. appeals court found that it violated a federal rule requiring a minimum amount of spending on special education.

November 9, 2018
Lacey Athey

Voc Rehab Doubling Down On Transition-Age Youths

Vocational rehabilitation agencies say they're serving more students with disabilities thanks to a new federal mandate, but they're still falling short of fully meeting their obligations.

November 8, 2018

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Sheriff’s Office To Pay For Handcuffing Students With Special Needs

A local sheriff's office has agreed to pay more than $337,000 after being accused of shackling students as punishment for behavior related to their disabilities.

November 7, 2018

Settlement Reached After Student Reportedly Left In Basement

A student with disabilities who was allegedly removed from school, placed in a basement and told to watch DVDs and sort nuts and bolts, will receive more than $1 million in compensation.

October 26, 2018

Ed Department: Texas Must Do More To Help Students Needing Special Ed

After determining that Texas illegally set a cap on the number of students receiving special ed, the U.S. Department of Education says the state is not doing enough to fix the problems.

October 22, 2018

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