February 2011 Archives

The Council for Exceptional Children president answers questions on the instructional practice.

New findings discussed at a research symposium on stuttering in Washington in February suggest educators are just beginning to understand the interconnected causes of the condition.

A bill that would ban school districts from restraining or secluding public schoolchildren in most cases and require training for school personnel who employ these practices is making its way through the Oregon legislature

The court ruled Tuesday that a federal law preempts claims about design defect brought by those who want to be compensated for injuries caused by a vaccine's side effects.

Studies have found that children with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be victims of bullying than their non-disabled peers

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore the $557.7 million cut to special education state grants in the fiscal year 2011 spending bill they are considering -- but at a price.

President Obama's proposed increase for special education funding may be modest, but advocates may find it hard to complain as Republicans in the House of Representatives push for deep cuts.

Several states, including New York and Texas, are considering proposals to cut specific special education programs or to trim spending across the board.

Groups advocating for children with disabilities are among those fuming over a Congressional move to reverse a court ruling preventing interns and teachers in training from being labeled highly qualified.

There's lots of news in the autism world all the time, but especially lately.

During the last 10 years, students with disabilities have served nearly a third of suspensions handed out by New York City public schools, according to a report published late last month by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Student Safety Coalition.

On the bottom right hand side of the screen, you'll see a new and spiffy blogroll. My old list of "blogs I follow" had fallen into a sad compendium of broken links and websites that hadn't been updated in ages. Thanks to some recommendations from readers, I've made changes. I'd particularly like to draw attention to California Father, a special educator and father of a son with autism. He is kind enough to post comments here and his blog is a good read. (A disclaimer: inclusion in the blogroll does not mean I endorse all the views expressed in these ...

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