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Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services

Congress' investigative arm is calling on federal officials to consider earlier transition planning and to take other steps to meet the needs of youth with autism entering adulthood.

May 9, 2017
Lawmakers at White House

House Passes Health Care Bill Alarming Disability Advocates

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a health care overhaul bill that advocates say would have devastating consequences for people with disabilities.

May 4, 2017

Diplomas Remain Elusive For Many With Disabilities

Graduation rates for students with disabilities remain far behind, with a new report finding that in some states fewer than half of those in special education earn a diploma.

May 4, 2017

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U.S. Capitol

Special Education To Get Boost Under Budget Deal

Special education is set to see a rise in federal funding under a bipartisan agreement to avert a government shutdown.

May 2, 2017

Teacher Accused Of Biting Student With Special Needs

An elementary school teacher has been arrested after police say she bit a 4-year-old boy with autism because he wasn't following instructions.

April 25, 2017

Classroom Behavior Lands 10-Year-Old With ASD In Jail

A 10-year-old boy with autism was arrested, spent the night in jail and faces a third-degree felony charge, all for allegedly kicking a teacher at school last fall.

April 21, 2017

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Special Education Often An Uphill Battle For Military Families

With frequent moves and parents who are away for work, obtaining appropriate special education services for children with disabilities in military families can be especially tough.

April 18, 2017

Teacher, Students Shot In Special Ed Classroom

A gunman walked into a special ed classroom and opened fire on his wife, a teacher there, and then killed himself, police said. Stray bullets struck two students, one of whom later died.

April 11, 2017

Supreme Court FAPE Ruling May Be A Watershed Moment

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be provided FAPE is likely to have significant implications for years to come.

April 7, 2017

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States Lack Consensus On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

Despite federal officials weighing in years ago, a new analysis finds rules surrounding restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities continue to vary from state to state.

April 4, 2017

The Separate, Unequal Education Of Students With Special Needs

Students at the center of an unresolved U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging illegal segregation of those with disabilities say they are stuck on computers and learning little.

March 31, 2017

Alternative Spring Breaks Allow Students To Give Back

Once limited to fun in the sun, college students are increasingly spending spring break focusing on social issues, including volunteering with people who have developmental disabilities.

March 28, 2017

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