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May 20, 2013

Revised Psychiatric Disorders 'Bible' Changes Disability Definitions

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

New Rules for Testing Students With Disabilities Spark Concerns in Texas

Students tested only on the simplest tasks under Texas' new testing regime will not be counted as proficient under state and federal proficiency standards.

April 17, 2013

Series on Group Home Abuses Earns Journalism Honor

California Watch's reporting on problems with the state-run police force tasked to protect the vulnerable residents of California group homes was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service.

December 05, 2012

New Definition of Autism Drops Asperger, PDD-NOS Distinctions

But the major rewrite by psychiatrists of the definition of autism will include all diagnosed with a form of the disorder now, one expert says.

October 05, 2012

Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education

The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.

September 17, 2012

Outcomes for Students With Severe Disabilities Can, Must Improve

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 06, 2012

GAO: Transition for Students With Disabilities Can, Must Improve

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

Even in 'Mean' Schools, Teams With Students With Disabilities Thrive

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

Changes to Name, Definition of Mental Retardation Raise Concerns

The new definition would rename mental retardation "intellectual developmental disorder," and change how it is diagnosed.

April 16, 2012

The Intersection of Race and Students With Disabilities

"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."

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