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July 23, 2015

White House Honors Students Who Have 'Beaten the Odds'

Several students with disabilities were among those visiting the White House as part of the "Beating the Odds Summit," a project of Michelle Obama's initiative advocating for college attendance.

January 20, 2015

Disability Advocate for Tax-Free Savings Accounts Attending State of the Union

Sara Wolff, who advocated on behalf of a newly-signed bill that allows people with disabilities to save money without risking federal benefits, was invited by Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey.

December 24, 2014

Low Funding Forces Cutbacks at Advocacy Group for Black Youth With Disabilities

The founder of the National Association for African American Children with Learning Differences said the organization plans to continue providing some resources, mainly through its website.

June 12, 2014

'Combating Autism' Act Renamed in Win for Advocacy Community

The new name removes the stigma attached to the word "combating," according to advocates with the disorder.

January 14, 2014

Retiring Rep. George Miller Called 'Staunch Advocate' for Students With Disabilities

The lawmaker was first elected in 1974, and has had a major impact on education policy.

December 30, 2013

Special Educator Interest in Common Core Heated Up in 2013

Blog readers this year were particularly interested in learning about common-core test accommodations and lesson plans, but they also turned their attention to classroom research.

November 20, 2013

Philadelphia Parents Flood State With Special Education Complaints

Advocacy organizations are hoping to draw attention to the effect of state funding cuts on the troubled district, which they say are putting students at risk.

July 15, 2013

Online Tool Helps Doctors Engage Parents on Learning Disabilities

The LD Navigator, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, offers resources that doctors can share with patients and their families.

July 02, 2013

Florida Law Enhances Special Education Rights

One change will require parents to agree to special diploma tracks or placement in alternative schools.

March 05, 2013

Special Education Advocates Release Public Policy Agenda

The Council for Exceptional Children is promoting an ambitious agenda, but also is paying attention to small-picture bills.

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