ADHD Driving Use of Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions in Children

Many school-age youth are being prescribed antipsychotic medicine without any record of a mental health diagnosis, according to a recent study.


Study on Minorities in Special Education Proves Provocative

A recent study challenges the belief that minorities are overrepresented in special education, but some researchers question the methodology.


Minorities Less Likely to Be Identified for Special Education, Study Finds

Black and Hispanic students may be facing bias that keeps them from getting the special education services they need, according to a new analysis.


Supporting Self-Advocacy for Young Adults With Disabilities

A study finds that families of people with disabilities are frequently told they should consider guardianship once their family member reaches adulthood, but less-restrictive alternatives are available.


Co-Teaching and Specially Designed Instruction: Is It Happening?

My recent article on co-teaching offers a perspective on whether special educators feel they are getting an opportunity to fully use their professional skills.


Jailed Youth With Disabilities Face Poor Treatment and Support, Report Says

The National Disability Rights Network is shining a spotlight on poor prospects for incarcerated youth, many of whom have disabilities.


Accessible Playgrounds, Laundromats Focus of Early-Literacy Effort

The Too Small to Fail organization announced that a builder of inclusive playgrounds will add signs encouraging adults to engage in playful conversation with their children.


Diplomas and Special Education: Different State Policies, Different Results

This year's issue of Diplomas Count focuses on postsecondary transition, including the different diploma options that are given to students with individualized education programs.


Postsecondary Transition for Students in Special Education: The Road Ahead

The 10th annual Diplomas Count report explores the different experiences of students with disabilities, as they leave high school and head to college or to work.


Autism Screens by Preschool Teachers an Option for Early Detection, Study Finds

Child-care workers were able to flag for evaluation several children who had not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder before, according to a new research report.


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