The month of October is bullying prevention month, and some organizations are putting a special emphasis on preventing bullying of students with disabilities.
Some $231 million will be spent on autism research over the next three years, continuing work done during the last five on a condition that has become relatively common during the last two decades.
The Los Angeles Unified School District pledges to be more inclusive of students with disabilities at its magnet schools.
A new scholarship program for children with disabilities in Arizona has been challenged by the state's teachers' union and school boards association.
The existing shortage of special education faculty may grow worse, which will in turn effect the supply of special education teachers.
While many wanted a departure from NCLB, some unknowns remain about what states will do with their new-found flexibility when it comes to students with disabilities.
New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education about school districts' special education spending has some worried about the weakening of the once-solid armor protecting these budgets.
Change the No Child Left Behind law in the short and long terms could erase some of the progress the law has made for students with disabilities.
Wider use of cochlear implants has reshaped the teaching of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, but the training of teachers hasn't necessarily evolved along with the technology.
A bill that provides for $231 million in spending on autism research, keeping several programs already in action going, cleared one hurdle to its passage.