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August 01, 2017

New York City Faces Lawsuit Over Special Education-Related Services

The city's school district is accused of shirking its responsibility to provide necessary therapy to students by requiring some parents to find providers on their own.

January 27, 2017

Disability Advocates Keep Up Pressure on DeVos Nomination

Special education policy is in the spotlight as disability advocates band together to oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary.

June 24, 2016

National Center for Learning Disabilities Announces New President

Mimi Clarke Corcoran will become president of the disability advocacy organization in July, replacing James H. Wendorf.

December 01, 2015

NEA President Apologizes for 'Epic Failure' in Gala Speech

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.

November 30, 2015

Disability Groups Condemn NEA President Over Perceived Slurs

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

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.

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