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.
Recently in IDEA and Special Education Category
August 10, 2011
August 08, 2011
A new study evaluates many ways in which the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is working, and not. The study finds that more schools are using response to intervention, but fewer schools are able to address parents' complaints.
August 03, 2011
By combining response to intervention and positive behavioral interventions and supports and destroying any opportunity for a student with disabilities to be segregated from other students, along with a host of other measures, a University of Kansas professor says all students can benefit, and achieve.
July 26, 2011
While the Americans with Disabilities Act has improved the lives of many with disabilities, consider observing the 21-year anniversary of this law by reflecting on some ways their lives still could be improved.
July 22, 2011
A new bill proposes the federal government live up to its promise to pay 40 percent of the costs of educating students with disabilities.
July 18, 2011
For five years running, the District of Columbia has failed to uphold parts of the federal law that governs the education of students with disabilities.
June 24, 2011
Iowa joins South Carolina and Oregon in being denied requests to cut special education spending.
June 22, 2011
South Carolina may lose about $111 million in federal special education money for cutting spending on students with disabilities for the last two years without an OK from the U.S. Department of Education.
June 21, 2011
Summertime doesn't mean parents of children with disabilities can take a vacation from fighting for their children's education.
June 17, 2011
North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday approved a tax break of up to $6,000 a year for parents to recover some of the expense of private school tuition or homeschooling for their child with disabilities.