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June 10, 2020

Remote Learning and Special Education Students: How Eight Families Are Adapting (Video)

When it comes to parenting students with learning differences, every family's experience is unique. And that reality has never been more true than it is now as millions of students are out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 22, 2020

Autism Amid Uncertainty: Expert Advice for Parents and Teachers

A leading autism researcher and former special education teacher offers advice to help students cope with the abrupt changes brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

March 05, 2020

FDA Bans Use of Shock Therapy at School for Students With Special Needs

The FDA estimates that between 45 and 50 students at a Massachusetts school for students with autism, emotional disturbances, and intellectual disabilities are subjected to electrical shocks through electrodes attached to their skin.

February 26, 2020

ADHD, Other Developmental Disabilities More Common in Rural Areas

Rural families are less likely to use special education or early intervention services than children living in urban areas, a new Centers for Disease Control survey reveals.

September 17, 2015

Donald Trump, Vaccines, Autism and Political Theater

Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.

July 29, 2015

Autism Treatment Should Include All Needed Therapies, Says Ed. Dept.

School districts must evaluate children with autism to see if they need speech and language, occupational, or other therapies, in addition to behavior-focused treatments.

August 12, 2013

Non-Medical School Workers May Administer Insulin in California

Nursing groups opposed the move, which was approved by the state Supreme Court, saying that it was unauthorized practice of medicine.

May 09, 2013

Doctors Deviate From Guidelines When Treating ADHD in Preschoolers

A recent survey shows that many pediatric specialists offer treatment plans for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that differ from recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

June 29, 2012

Health-Care Ruling Affects Students, Adults With Disabilities

Erasing lifetime limits on coverage and prohibiting companies from denying coverage for a preexisting condition are especially important for children and adults with disabilities.

April 23, 2012

Feds Resolve Issues In Memphis Over Students With Health Problems

The Education Department's office for civil rights was investigating in part to see if there was a difference in whether and what services students were offered because of their race.

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