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.
The estimates, based on 2008 data from 14 communities, range from 1 in 210 children in Alabama having ASD to 1 in 47 children in Utah. And autism spectrum disorders are about five times more common in boys than girls.
In 10 years, the ADHD diagnosis has risen 66 percent, researchers found, and over this time, more specialists, instead of primary-care physicians, have begun treating an increasing number of these young patients, researchers found.
District Judge Rebecca Nightingale agreed with the school districts who sued that the law violates a constitutional prohibition of public money being used directly or indirectly for any sectarian institution.
Researchers found that 63 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders have been bullied at some point in their lives, three times as much as their brothers and sisters who don't have the disorders.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities says a recent report by the American Association of School Administrators is flawed and gives a false picture of how school employees handle the restraint and seclusion of students.
The author of the study that is the basis for a proposed change to the way autism is defined, a change that could leave some people without an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, wrote recently that more studies should be done before the definition is change.
Too often, the disability advocacy group TASH says, these strategies are used to discipline students, not keep them or school employees safe.
One will explore school readiness for children with fetal alcohol disorders. Another will use math-tutoring software for students with visual impairments.