Providence has shut down a program for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities that required them work at menial jobs at wages far below the state minimum.
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June 14, 2013
May 20, 2013
The fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, represents the latest thinking on what symptoms define a host of mental disorders, with potential implications for schools, teachers and parents.
April 24, 2013
Students tested only on the simplest tasks under Texas' new testing regime will not be counted as proficient under state and federal proficiency standards.
September 17, 2012
The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination today shared a set of recommendations to better prepare students with significant disabilities for the workforce and continue their education after high school.
August 03, 2012
The different agencies only coordinate their activities to an extent and don't ever reflect on how effectively they work together, the Government Accountability Office said.
July 03, 2012
Unified Sports teams aren't guaranteed to succeed: Mixing students with intellectual disabilities with their classmates may not work at every school. But some schools have been pleasantly surprised when they did.
June 04, 2012
The new definition would rename mental retardation "intellectual developmental disorder," and change how it is diagnosed.
April 14, 2012
"Racism is endemic," one university professor says of assigning students of color to certain types of disabilities. "Many of us who have been victims are perpetrators of it."
April 13, 2012
By some measures, 70 percent of children with autism have also been labeled as intellectually disabled.
January 12, 2012
The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities will train parents how to better advocate for their children and address this persistent disproportionality.