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October 07, 2011

Testing, No Testing, Too Much Testing

How should students with disabilities be tested? Or should they be? These are questions with many answers: It depends on whom you ask.

September 30, 2011

President Signs Autism Law, Providing Millions for Research

Some $231 million will be spent on autism research over the next three years, continuing work done during the last five on a condition that has become relatively common during the last two decades.

September 12, 2011

Autism Bill Passed by U.S. Senate Committee

A bill that provides for $231 million in spending on autism research, keeping several programs already in action going, cleared one hurdle to its passage.

September 09, 2011

Federal Health Agency Must Do More on Restraints, Seclusion

A federal committee wants more done to ensure children and adults subjected to restraints or seclusion are kept safe.

August 24, 2011

Online, Virtual Classes Expand for Students With Disabilities

Read a special report about how online and virtual classes are growing and changing to work with disabilities.

August 08, 2011

Review of IDEA Shows More Use of Response to Intervention

A new study evaluates many ways in which the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is working, and not. The study finds that more schools are using response to intervention, but fewer schools are able to address parents' complaints.

July 19, 2011

Majority of Special Ed. Students in Texas Suspended, Expelled

Students with disabilities, in particular an emotional disturbance, are especially likely to be suspended or expelled from Texas middle and high schools, a new study finds.

July 14, 2011

Report Reveals Ways Brain Science Could Improve Special Ed.

How are findings from neuroscience being applied to special education? A new policy analysis discusses the research bridging the two fields.

June 21, 2011

No Summer Break From Problems with Special Ed.

Summertime doesn't mean parents of children with disabilities can take a vacation from fighting for their children's education.

May 25, 2011

Report Probes the Future of Special Education

A new report looks at how special education students and the people who work with them have changed during the last decade and concludes that the field needs to change, dramatically.

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