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April 29, 2015

Young Children May Lose Autism Label, but Learning Challenges Continue

A study of about 600 children who were diagnosed with autism as toddlers found about 7 percent no longer had symptoms 4 years later, but often had other disabilities.

October 27, 2014

Report Explores 'Pipeline to Prison' for Students With Disabilities

Students with behavioral disabilities often end up in the juvenile justice system after acting out at school; that referral can be the start of a downhill slide for many.

April 22, 2014

Bullying Case Involving Teen With Autism Shows Issue's Complexity

The 16-year-old, who has autism, says that he wants to remain friends with the two teens accused of mistreating him and recording the abuse on cellphone videos.

August 07, 2013

Pa. Group Alleges Discrimination in Alternative-School Placements

Black students and students with disabilities are being placed in "drastically inferior" education programs at a disproportionate rate, says the Education Law Center.

May 20, 2013

Revised Psychiatric Disorders 'Bible' Changes Disability Definitions

The fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, represents the latest thinking on what symptoms define a host of mental disorders, with potential implications for schools, teachers and parents.

December 18, 2012

Conn. School Shootings Unleashed Attack on Disabilities, Too

Unconfirmed diagnoses of autism, mental health disorders, or other conditions have been blamed for the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

October 08, 2012

Study: Nearly Half of All Children With Autism Wander

Until more research is done and interventions are developed to address this behavior, researchers hopes this study will inform families, doctors, educators and first responders who grapple with the consequences of elopement.

October 05, 2012

Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education

The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.

July 25, 2012

New Film Explores Students With Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities

Kelsey Carroll's a self-proclaimed "bitch" who says she's into safety pins, piercings, and tattoos. One of her teachers doesn't want her in class, but a new documentary shows she has what it takes to graduate—with some adult support.

July 10, 2012

Mississippi Ed. Agency Sued Over Lingering IDEA Violations in Jackson

Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.

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