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.
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The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.
December 12, 2014
The Democrat from Iowa has been instrumental in several laws related to education and employment of people with disabilities over his 40 years in Congress.
November 12, 2014
Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.
November 13, 2012
A newspaper report delving into Florida's practice of housing some children with severe disabilities in nursing homes corroborates U.S. Department of Justice concerns about the children's care.
November 08, 2012
The prospect of federal vouchers for students with disabilities seems to have dimmed for now because of Gov. Mitt Romney's defeat in the presidential election Tuesday. But in pockets across the country, voters took action in other ways that will directly affect special education students. In St. L...
October 12, 2012
In the ruling, Judge Harold Baer specifically cited the benefits that digital content has for people with print disabilities. Meanwhile, Netflix agreed to provide closed captioning on 100 percent of its streaming content within two years.
October 05, 2012
The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.
October 01, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights found that during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, more than 60 percent of students with disabilities in the district were in self-contained classrooms.
September 28, 2012
The centers could serve--and may in many communities--as a powerful link to work, education, and other opportunities and people with disabilities. But sound monitoring is a part of making sure those centers are serving their purpose, the inspector general said.