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April 27, 2018

How Can 'Pay for Success' Models Support Special Education?

Pay-for-success funding approaches have mostly focused on driving down special education enrollment, but these public-private partnerships can also support special education programs, an advocacy organization says.

June 03, 2016

District of Columbia Ordered to Improve Child Find, Special Education Services

The resolution to a years-old class action lawsuit will require the city to enroll at least 8.5 percent of its preschool-age population in special education, among other mandates.

February 17, 2016

Universal Autism Screening Lacks Evidence of Benefit, Medical Panel Finds

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force said more research is needed before it could recommend universal screening for autism spectrum disorder.

February 09, 2016

Preschool Special Education Would Get Small Boost Under Federal Budget Plan

Although federal special education spending for school-aged children would hold steady, much-smaller programs for younger children would see a small boost under the presidents

September 14, 2015

Inclusive Preschools Focus of New Federal Guidance

States and early-education providers should adopt policies making it easier for preschoolers with disabilities to enroll in inclusive classrooms, says guidance from two federal departments.

June 03, 2015

Autism Screens by Preschool Teachers an Option for Early Detection, Study Finds

Child-care workers were able to flag for evaluation several children who had not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder before, according to a new research report.

May 19, 2015

Comments Sought on Effort to Promote Inclusive Early-Childhood Programs

Young children with disabilities are often placed in segregated settings, as opposed to the least-restrictive environment that can meet their needs, says a draft policy statement from two federal agencies.

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.

March 16, 2015

Bias in Special Education Identification Rarely Flagged by States

The most up-to-date figures show that, as in previous years, few districts have been directed to use part of their federal special education money for early-intervention services.

February 03, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Education Leads to Fewer Special Education Placements

Investments in Smart Start and More at Four had a direct relationship to the number of 3rd graders identified as having a learning disability or an educable mental handicap.

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