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Parents Face Trial Over Audio Recordings Daughter With Autism Made At School

The parents of a 12-year-old with autism are facing criminal charges after their daughter used a device to record teachers and staff at school to document what her parents say is abuse.

March 25, 2020
School desks

Feds Clarify Special Ed Guidance For School Closures

Troubled that some districts were choosing not to educate students at all because of special education concerns, the U.S. Department of Education is rethinking its advice to schools.

March 24, 2020
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Could Weaken Protections For Students With Disabilities

Lawmakers are considering waiving portions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as schools nationwide struggle in the face of COVID-19.

March 20, 2020

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For Kids With Autism, School Shutdown Poses Even Bigger Quandary

With students out of school, parents of those with autism face even more uncertainty with their children's routines disrupted and questions about whether it's safe to continue therapy.

March 20, 2020
U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Offers More Special Education Guidance Amid COVID-19

As schools across the nation shutter in response to coronavirus, federal officials are giving educators additional insight on how to handle the needs of students with disabilities.

March 18, 2020

Living Under Quarantine: Parents Unite In Face Of Challenges

Hundreds of students with disabilities from a single school remain quarantined in their homes after a special education classroom aide was diagnosed with coronavirus.

March 17, 2020

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School District Violating ADA By Barring Behavior Therapist, Suit Claims

The parents of a 9-year-old with autism say their school district is violating the ADA by preventing a behavior therapist from providing their son doctor-prescribed ABA therapy at school.

March 17, 2020
Custodian cleans desks

Feds Weigh In On Special Ed, Medicaid Concerns Over Coronavirus

As coronavirus spreads across the U.S., federal officials are clarifying how schools and state Medicaid agencies should address the needs of those with disabilities.

March 13, 2020
Girl with autism and her mom

Ed Department Records Steep Rise In Students With Autism

The percentage of American schoolchildren receiving special education services as a result of an autism diagnosis doubled over 10 years.

March 12, 2020

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Lawsuit Claims Student With Special Needs Was Stripped Naked, Raped On Bus

The family of a girl with special needs is suing alleging that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted and eventually raped on her school bus after a bus monitor was removed from the route.

March 10, 2020

School District To Require Cameras In All Special Ed Classrooms

In what may be a first, a major school district is set to require cameras in all special education classrooms in a bid to ensure student safety.

March 6, 2020
Students talking

As Diagnoses Rise, More Colleges Add Services For Students With Autism

Colleges have created special programs because other campus disability services that students with autism are often referred to don't always meet their needs, advocates and parents say.

February 28, 2020

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