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December 04, 2012

Ratification of Treaty on Rights of Persons With Disabilities Fails

Republican opponents of the measure claimed the measure could threaten U.S. sovereignty and infringe on American parents' rights to raise and homeschool their children as they wish.

December 03, 2012

Disability Rights, Access to Education Vary Around the World

The fate of American approval of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is unknown as opponents say it will effect the ability of parents in the United States to homeschool their children.

November 05, 2012

After 30 Years of Special Ed. Law, How Far Have We Really Come?

Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.

September 11, 2012

Military Families Overseas Struggle to Get Services for Children With Disabilities

The Government Accountability Office found shortcomings in the way Department of Defense schools provide special education services.

July 12, 2012

Children with Disabilities Four Times as Likely to Experience Violence

Researchers found that 26.7 percent of children with disabilities have been exposed to some kind of violence during their lives

September 08, 2008

Don't Forget the Paralympics!

The summer Paralympics, an elite athletic competition for those with physical and cognitive disabilities, are currently underway in Beijing. You can follow them online through Universal Sports; a broadcast of highlights is scheduled for Oct. 18 on NBC. The Paralympics should not be confused with ...

July 11, 2008

Special Education in India

This short story about inclusive education published in The Hindu, a large English-language newspaper in India, certainly strikes a familiar chord: K. Rajagopal, former Vice-Chancellor of JNTU, who was the chief guest, underscored the dire need for planning of inclusive education for different sta...

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