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December 06, 2012

Prenatal Treatment Cuts Learning Deficits in Mice With Down Syndrome

Mice with a Down syndrome-like condition had better memory and learning skills after being treated while still developing in the womb, new research shows.

October 22, 2012

Advocates: Uphold Grad. Rate Accountability Under NCLB Waivers

When reviewing some states' waiver applications, the Alliance for Excellent Education found that several of those approved inflate grad rates by combining calculations of the graduation rate that include GEDs with the four-year adjusted cohort rate, use alternative diplomas in their measure of high school completion, omit graduation rate accountability for student subgroups, and use extended-year graduation rates.

July 30, 2012

Text-to-Speech App Now Features Children's Voices

For the first time, children who cannot speak or who have speech impairments and use the text-to-speech app Proloquo2Go will sound a little more like themselves, thanks to months of work recording real children speaking.

May 11, 2012

U.S. Lawmakers Create Caucus Devoted to Dyslexia

The founders, one a Republican and one Democrat, are both parents of children with dyslexia.

October 17, 2011

Breakthroughs in Diagnosing, One Day Preventing Autism

A new collection of research makes it possible to diagnose autism in those with Down syndrome, and diagnose autism earlier--and possibly prevent it.

August 10, 2011

Student With Disability Eligible for School, but Not Sports

A North Carolina high school student who has Down syndrome is 19, which is too old to play on the school football team, according to state rules. But Brett Bowden can attend school until his 22nd birthday.

October 22, 2008

Homecoming Queen with Down Syndrome 'Walking On Air'

And now, time for a purely "good news" story: The Chicago Tribune ran a delightful article a few days ago about a young woman with Down syndrome who was chosen as homecoming queen. Now that she's royalty, Anne Jennings dances down the hallways, bursts into excited giggles and hugs her BFFs, or "...

October 16, 2008

Bloggers Weigh in on the Debate

Lots of chatter out there about last night's debate. Here's some blog entries that I dug up: Charles Fox, who writes the Special Education Law Blog (which is linked on my blogroll), has heard enough. Quote: "If Senator McCain's voting record with President Bush was not enough to disqualify him for ...

October 16, 2008

Does John McCain Think Trig Palin Has Autism?

Well, finally! Senators Barack Obama and John McCain dug into the topic of education during their third and final debate last night, even devoting a little bit of time to children with disabilities. Hooray! I'll be digging more deeply into their comments in other posts, but I think that a lot of ...

October 09, 2008

President Signs Disability Diagnosis Bill

From Patricia E. Bauer's Disability News blog, this news: On Wednesday, October 8, 2008, the President signed into law: … S. 1810, the “Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act,” which authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant pr...

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