A new collection of research makes it possible to diagnose autism in those with Down syndrome, and diagnose autism earlier--and possibly prevent it.

After the mother of a South Carolina student with Asperger syndrome kept him from taking the state's annual exams last school year, his charter school said he can no longer be a student at their school.

Some fear the proposed bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, would, if passed, undo years of progress regarding students with disabilities.

Physical education classes should use equipment that all students, including those with disabilities, can use. And students with disabilities should participate in team sports for an invaluable, irreplaceable learning experience, new guidance from the U.S. Education Department says.

To reform its special education program, Detroit boosted the number of students spending at least 80 percent of their school day in general education settings from about 28 percent in 2006 to 38 percent last school year.

How should students with disabilities be tested? Or should they be? These are questions with many answers: It depends on whom you ask.

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.

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