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How Parents In One State Almost Never Win Special Ed Fights Against Schools

In the past five years, parents in one state have lost legal battles against schools more than 85 percent of the time, even after investing tens of thousands of dollars and countless hours.

May 16, 2019

Woman With Down Syndrome Earns Bachelor’s Degree

Megan McCormick has Down syndrome, but she didn't let that stop her from earning a bachelor's degree, an education that she hopes will lead to a full-time job working with kids like her.

May 14, 2019
Employee works with job coach

Study Finds ‘Huge Gaps’ In Support For Job Seekers With Autism

Many people with autism are not getting the assistance they're entitled to from a government program that's supposed to help individuals with disabilities land jobs.

May 13, 2019

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U.S. Department of Education

Trump Administration To Appeal Special Ed Ruling

The U.S. Department of Education is fighting to delay a special education regulation two months after a federal judge found that the agency's efforts to do so were illegal.

May 10, 2019

Mom Claims Daughter Has Waited 18 Months For Special Ed Placement

Though a hearing officer decided in her favor, a 7-year-old with disabilities hasn't been in a classroom in over a year, with her mother and school officials unable to agree on a placement.

May 7, 2019
Bagging groceries

Feds Urged To Give Disability Employment Rules A Second Look

Republican lawmakers are pushing the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider regulations that transformed the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

May 2, 2019

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School recess

Recess Can Be Hard On Those With ASD. Researchers Say It Doesn’t Have To Be.

Students with autism may experience school recess as loud, chaotic, isolating and exhausting, but a new study is offering clues on how to better incorporate these kids.

May 1, 2019

College Students With Intellectual Disabilities Want Inclusive Graduation

Thousands have signed an online petition supporting students with intellectual disabilities at a postsecondary program who want to be included in their university's commencement ceremonies.

April 30, 2019
Students at school

Wide Disparities Found In Special Ed Enrollment

A new government report indicates that students who qualify for special education services in one state might be considered ineligible in another.

April 25, 2019

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New School Opens At Site Where Boy Was Restrained And Later Died

Just months after a teen with autism was restrained and later died, a new school has opened on the campus where the incident occurred and it features many of the same students and staff.

April 23, 2019
School classroom

Feds Eye Reauthorization Of IDEA

The U.S. Department of Education is laying the groundwork for a reauthorization of the nation's primary special education law.

April 19, 2019

School Districts Struggle With Mounting Special Ed Costs

In some areas, federal and state dollars for students with disabilities aren't growing with special ed enrollment and parents and advocates say kids are being denied services as a result.

April 16, 2019

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