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Schools Worried About Tracking Devices

Privacy concerns are prompting some schools to consider prohibiting GPS tracking devices that are designed to help protect children with disabilities who are at risk of wandering.

June 6, 2017

After Outage, Ed Department Unveils New IDEA Site

Three months after a key government special education website crashed, federal officials are introducing a revamped online presence.

June 1, 2017
Holt Priest

Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

A year after graduating from a high school that grew to love him, a young man with autism is struggling to adjust to a reality of adulthood that is not as kind.

May 22, 2017

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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Allegedly Fed Bleach At School

In the second such case to hit a school for children with disabilities, the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy is suing alleging that his feeding tube was cleaned with bleach.

May 19, 2017

Lawmakers Vote To End Special Ed Cap

Texas lawmakers have sent the governor a bill formally rejecting the state's decade-old practice of limiting how many students with disabilities could receive special education services.

May 12, 2017

Battle Brews Over Observing Self-Contained Class

Federal education officials are investigating after a school district denied a mother's request to observe her son's self-contained classroom.

May 10, 2017

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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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