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HOA Sued After Barring School Bus For Child With Special Needs

The family of a child with developmental disabilities is suing after their HOA board voted to prohibit the girl's school bus from picking her up in front of her house as mandated in her IEP.

August 16, 2018

State May Need Billions To Bring IDEA Services Up To Standards

It's estimated that one state will need to come up with some $3.2 billion in the next three years to provide special education to students who were previously denied services.

August 14, 2018

Amber Tatro, At Center Of Landmark Special Ed Battle, Dies At 42

A woman with spina bifida whose 1984 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court helped ensure students with disabilities the right to public education, has died.

August 14, 2018

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When It Comes To Special Ed, States Largely Deficient

Federal officials say that fewer than half of states are adequately meeting their obligations to serve students with disabilities under special education law.

July 25, 2018
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Feds Mull Changes To Disability Employment Rules

The Trump administration is planning to alter existing regulations aimed at steering individuals with disabilities away from sheltered workshops.

July 23, 2018

Children’s Book Offers Boy’s View Of Life With Autism

With help from his former paraprofessional, a nine-year-old with autism wrote and illustrated a book about what it's like to be on the spectrum.

July 17, 2018

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Ed Department Sued Over Delay Of Special Education Rule

The U.S. Department of Education is being accused of sidestepping its responsibilities to students with disabilities by delaying a special education regulation that was set to take effect.

July 13, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

The Trump administration is officially postponing implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to prevent kids from certain backgrounds from being wrongly placed in special education.

July 10, 2018
College student with Down syndrome

More Colleges Enrolling Students With Intellectual Disabilities

In 2004, just 25 colleges across the country welcomed students with intellectual disabilities on their campuses. By this fall, that number will grow to 270.

June 27, 2018

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School District Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Landmark Special Ed Case

A seven-year legal battle that led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision raising the standard schools must meet in educating students with disabilities is coming to a close.

June 25, 2018

State To Pay $10 Million For Denying Special Ed Services

One state will pay more than $10 million to settle claims that students with disabilities were wrongly cut off from public education at age 20 instead of 22 in violation of federal law.

June 19, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Reconsidering Previously Settled Disability Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education has quietly renegotiated hundreds of disability-related civil rights agreements with schools.

June 7, 2018

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