Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asked those in the autism researchers and advocates to tell them how the federal role in autism research, education of those with autism, and autism-related services should change.
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School districts, under certain circumstances, must reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of their children with disabilities, a federal court has ruled.
Georgia Cyber Academy could be closed if it fails to create or obtain individual education plans for students.
The state's Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program has now survived two years of court challenges.
An analysis of charter schools in New York state concludes that they enroll comparable percentages of students with disabilities as regular public schools in many circumstances, despite concerns raised recently at the national level by the Government Accountability Office.
A new study confirms that students with autism spectrum disorders gravitate toward majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM—if they are able to attend two- or four-year colleges.
The shift reported by Propublica and the Chronicle of Higher Education report will allow many borrowers to avoid a lengthy double review to determine whether they truly are disabled.
Researchers in Israel taught congenitally blind adults to use sensory substitution devices—non-invasive sensory aids that provide visual information—through the senses they do have.
A newspaper report delving into Florida's practice of housing some children with severe disabilities in nursing homes corroborates U.S. Department of Justice concerns about the children's care.
Over the years, a special master had found that some students with disabilities were never picked up or picked up late, missing valuable time in school.
The prospect of federal vouchers for students with disabilities seems to have dimmed for now because of Gov. Mitt Romney's defeat in the presidential election Tuesday. But in pockets across the country, voters took action in other ways that will directly affect special education students. In St. Louis County, Mo., for example, voters approved a tax increase for the special school district that serves about 25,000 students with disabilities in 22 school districts in the county, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. District Superintendent John Cary told the paper he knew it would be a hard sell considering the still-shaky ...
Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.