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Lawmakers Renew Effort For Federal Limits On Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

After an investigation found that special education students are restrained and secluded thousands of times each day, lawmakers want to impose limits on the practices in schools nationwide.

June 5, 2023
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Medicaid Change Could Mean More Funding For Special Ed Services

Schools could have an easier time paying for special education services under a proposed new rule.

May 25, 2023
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Senate Confirms New Special Education Chief

After a year and a half in limbo, the nation has a new top special education official.

May 12, 2023

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Cats With Disabilities Help Students De-Stress And Take ‘Stigma Out Of Disability’

Cats with disabilities are visiting college campuses to help students relax, de-stress and understand people and animals with disabilities.

May 12, 2023

How A First-Grader With Cerebral Palsy Helped Make His Playground More Inclusive

Unable to do much more than watch at his school's brand-new playground, a 7-year-old spoke out and now changes are in the works to help ensure that equipment at his school and others is more accessible.

May 9, 2023

Suit Alleges Special Ed Teacher Was Fired For Raising Safety Concerns

A former teacher is suing after he says he was terminated for speaking out about staffing shortages and health and safety risks within his school district's special education program.

May 4, 2023

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School Staffers Forced Student With Disability To Eat Own Vomit, Police Say

Five staffers at an elementary school are facing criminal charges after police say a video showed them forcing a 7-year-old student with a disability to eat his own vomit.

May 1, 2023
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State Launches Program To Teach Students About Inclusion

For the first time, one state is implementing a new curriculum focusing on political and historical contributions made by people with disabilities in an effort to increase understanding and reduce stigma.

April 21, 2023
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Postsecondary Programs For Students With Disabilities Begin Accreditation Process

With hundreds of postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities available, a newly formed accrediting agency is set to help families determine which ones are of the highest quality.

April 18, 2023

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‘Shocking’ Number Of Kids With Autism Kicked Out Of Day Care, Study Finds

About 1 in 6 children with autism have been asked to leave a child care or preschool setting, new research finds, and the experience has long-lasting consequences.

April 17, 2023

Residency Program Aims To Ease Shortage Of Special Education Teachers

A yearlong residency program designed to help remedy a severe shortage of special education teachers will allow aspiring educators to be paid while working in several settings.

April 14, 2023

Ed Department Earmarks $224 Million To Improve Transition For Students With Disabilities

Federal officials are offering up big money in a bid to help young people with disabilities move more successfully from school to work.

April 11, 2023

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