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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.

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.

February 27, 2013

Disability, Literacy Groups Unite On Common Reading Goal

Having all children reading on grade level by third grade must include students with disabilities such as dyslexia, say organization leaders.

February 07, 2013

Disability Advocacy Coalition Criticizes ESEA Waivers

The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination joins other organizations concerned about waivers to the provisions of No Child Left Behind.

August 29, 2012

Children with Disabilities Get Mentions on Republican Stage

The first night of the Republican convention put children with disabilities in the spotlight.

June 19, 2012

Before Growth-Stunting 'Ashley Treatment,' Protect Civil Rights

Advocates want to ensure civil-rights protections for children whose parents choose medical treatments with serious consequences.

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