School districts must evaluate children with autism to see if they need speech and language, occupational, or other therapies, in addition to behavior-focused treatments.
Catapult Learning, which offers professional development and remediation services, merged with Specialized Education Services Inc., which operates alternative school programs.
A study links increased autism rates and a decrease in the number of children categorized as intellectually disabled, but that only tells part of the story.
The country has made major strides in including children and youth in school activities because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but education officials say work remains.
Several students with disabilities were among those visiting the White House as part of the "Beating the Odds Summit," a project of Michelle Obama's initiative advocating for college attendance.
The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.
New York had asked the U.S. Department of Education for permission to give some special education students tests that match their instructional level, rather than their grade.
Wisconsin special education students who have been denied open enrollment into other school districts are now eligible for $12,000 private school voucher.
The legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan would allow states to reduce their special education spending in more circumstances than currently allowed.
The office of special education programs released its latest annual ratings of states and how well they are meeting the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.