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School districts would partner with universities or nonprofit organizations to create training programs for general education teachers who have a many high-functioning students with autism in their classes.


There are potential benefits in adjusting what these kids eat, but there is still much to learn.


Easter Seals says that each year there are about 5 million children at risk for developmental delays, but only about 1 million actually get early intervention services


Among the work going on now is a review of practices across the district that will take inventory of the very best of these, then share them, something that doesn't always happen in the frenetic pace of a school year.


In at least two cases, parents of children with autism fitted their children with recording devices to capture what happens in school. In both cases, students were subjected to hearing inappropriate conversations. One student was recorded being spanked repeatedly.


The U.S. Education Department says that "private schools whose students or teachers participate in federally assisted programs conducted by a local school district are not grant recipients and are not directly subject to the federal civil rights requirements.


The Education Department's office for civil rights was investigating in part to see if there was a difference in whether and what services students were offered because of their race.


The rules about the use of these emergency interventions should apply to all students, not just those with disabilities, these techniques be used only for emergency or safety reasons, not as a behavior modification tool, an advisory group said.


The federal government is expected to cut the money from South Carolina's share of federal special education dollars on Oct. 1, a penalty for past cuts the state made to its own budget for working with students with disabilities.


School boards shouldn't have to provide services to students with disabilities at private schools who would get services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if they attended a public school, the National School Boards Association argues.


"Racism is endemic," one university professor says of assigning students of color to certain types of disabilities. "Many of us who have been victims are perpetrators of it."


By some measures, 70 percent of children with autism have also been labeled as intellectually disabled.


Denver On Wednesday, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary Alexa Posny, who oversees special education, answered questions via Twitter as part of the Council for Exceptional Children's annual convention. (Howdy from Denver!) Here's some of what they had to say: There were several questions about a recent letter discussing school districts' spending obligations on students with disabilities. "DOE recently reversed MOE guidance. This remains a concern for many districts - Can we expect further info from DOE on MOE [maintenance of effort]?" asked @CECAdvocacy. "Absolutely," Duncan tweeted back. "Focus on results w/ input from stakeholders over the ...


Two students with Asperger's—an autism spectrum disorder that can make it tough to interact in social sitatuations—are heavily featured in "Bully", the new education shock-you-mentary, opening in wide release on Friday.


An advocacy group says that as a result, the 5-year-old girl's overall mobility improvement has been stunted.


Georgia's 27-year-old Quality Basic Education Act may give schools a financial incentive to segregate students with disabilities.


Ten private school choice programs across the country are designed just for students with disabilities.


The U.S. Department of Education took back an offer it made to school districts last summer, an offer that would have allowed districts to cut special education spending and suffer fewer penalties than in the past.


For the first time, students who read Braille in Oregon can take the same adaptive tests in reading, math, science, and social science.


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