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.
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March 05, 2020
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
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
Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.
July 29, 2015
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
Nursing groups opposed the move, which was approved by the state Supreme Court, saying that it was unauthorized practice of medicine.
May 09, 2013
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
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
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.
February 08, 2012
The federal Education Department's office for civil rights recently tried to clarify how school districts should uphold amendments to federal disability law. But one expert says the guidance is significant for what it doesn't say, not really what it does say.