Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education Association, said her use of the terms "chronically tarded and medically annoying" to refer to students represented a verbal mistake and a failed attempt at humor.
Recently in Special Education Advocacy Category
December 01, 2015
November 30, 2015
In what she later characterized as a verbal stumble, Lily Eskelsen García used wording that has drawn the ire of parents and disability advocacy groups.
July 23, 2015
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
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
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
The new name removes the stigma attached to the word "combating," according to advocates with the disorder.
January 14, 2014
The lawmaker was first elected in 1974, and has had a major impact on education policy.
December 30, 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
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
The LD Navigator, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, offers resources that doctors can share with patients and their families.