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University Opens Convenience Store Staffed By Students With Autism

Recognizing that students with autism need job skills just as much as a degree, one university is believed to be the first to open a campus store to provide them with workplace training.

October 18, 2019
U.S. Department of Education

Trump Special Ed Chief Calling It Quits

The federal government's top special education official is heading for the exit.

October 17, 2019

Expensive Legal Fights Ensue Over Special Education Services

The law says public schools must give students with disabilities the services that meet their individual needs, but parents and districts often disagree on what those services should be.

October 15, 2019

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School Districts Reportedly Refusing Kids With Severe Disabilities

More than a half dozen districts have declined to serve a group of students with severe disabilities and, as a result, the kids may soon be without schooling altogether, a lawsuit claims.

October 9, 2019

Mom Says Teacher Placed Desk For Son With Special Needs In Bathroom

A school district is investigating a mother's complaint that a teacher put a desk for her son with special needs in a bathroom as a solution to his need to be in a quiet place.

September 24, 2019

Schools Explore Connecting Students In Special Ed With Psychologists Via Video

Facing a nationwide shortage, some schools are considering contracting with firms that connect students in special education with psychologists through video chat.

September 24, 2019

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Feds Issue Guidance On Postsecondary Programs For Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is weighing in after confusion forced some students with disabilities to withdraw from or forgo applying to postsecondary programs.

September 18, 2019
Betsy DeVos

Trump Administration Drops Appeal Of Special Ed Suit

The Trump administration is giving up on its long-running effort to delay an Obama-era rule designed to keep certain students from being wrongly placed in special education.

September 16, 2019
U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Wants Input On Improving Transition Services

Federal education officials are asking for ideas as they work to strengthen transition services for students with disabilities.

September 13, 2019

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Girl With Down Syndrome Comes Home With 6 Bite Marks After First Day Of School

The family of an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome wants action after she returned home from the first day of classes with six bite marks on her face, arms and legs.

September 10, 2019
School class

Efforts To Curb Restraint And Seclusion Still Largely Piecemeal

Nearly a decade after Congress first considered restrictions on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, a new report finds that rules continue to vary significantly from state to state.

September 6, 2019
Sylvia Colt-Lacayo

A Young Woman, A Wheelchair And The Fight To Take Her Place At Stanford

She was told her disability didn't need to hold her back. But after earning a full ride to Stanford, the struggle to fund the care Sylvia Colt-Lacayo needs is proving her toughest battle yet.

September 6, 2019

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