Parents of children with autism say they don't put their faith in the people on the front lines of treating and caring for their children's health.
Children of active duty military, those attending D-graded schools, and children adopted from the foster care system will now qualify for Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts.
Among 15 principles developed by the agency, one says that policies restricting restraint and seclusion of students should apply to all students, not just students with disabilities.
Nationally, as the number of students taking the ACT has increased in the last few years, so has the number of students asking for, and getting, extra time or other accommodations when taking the ACT and SAT.
The founders, one a Republican and one Democrat, are both parents of children with dyslexia.
Former employee Greg Miller has created an online petition to push for an end to the practice, which has been challenged in court but remains legal.
Unprecedented numbers of American children are being identified with special medical and educational needs, and over the past several decades, the types of predominant childhood disabilities have shifted from physical disorders to mental health disorders, according to the latest edition of the Future of Children, a publication from the Brookings Institution and Princeton University. The new report says that ADHD is about three times more likely than asthma to contribute to reported childhood disability. Why does this shift matter? The authors said research shows that on average, mental health disorders in childhood have larger effects than childhood physical health problems ...
In a recent review, the What Works Clearinghouse found that something called milieu teaching appears to have no discernible effects on prepping young children for school, and more research is needed about play-based interventions.
A new study concludes that young people, already burdened with chronic medical conditions or developmental disabilities, are at risk for anxiety and depression if they are excluded, ignored or bullied by their peers. The patients in the study had conditions including ADHD, cystic fibrosis, type 1 or 2 diabetes, sickle cell disease, obesity, a learning disability, autism, and short stature. The researchers found that being bullied and/or excluded by peers were the strongest predictors of increased symptoms of depression or anxiety in the young patients. "What is notable about these findings is that despite all the many challenges these ...
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urged to consult stakeholders and write new regulations for the education plans of students who are blind or visually impaired and give guidance to school districts on teaching Braille reading and writing.