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September 30, 2011

President Signs Autism Law, Providing Millions for Research

Some $231 million will be spent on autism research over the next three years, continuing work done during the last five on a condition that has become relatively common during the last two decades.

September 29, 2011

Los Angeles Pledges to Make Magnet Schools More Inclusive

The Los Angeles Unified School District pledges to be more inclusive of students with disabilities at its magnet schools.

September 23, 2011

Disability Groups React to Obama's NCLB Waiver Plan

While many wanted a departure from NCLB, some unknowns remain about what states will do with their new-found flexibility when it comes to students with disabilities.

September 20, 2011

ESEA Proposals, NCLB Waivers Trouble Special Ed. Advocates

Change the No Child Left Behind law in the short and long terms could erase some of the progress the law has made for students with disabilities.

September 12, 2011

Autism Bill Passed by U.S. Senate Committee

A bill that provides for $231 million in spending on autism research, keeping several programs already in action going, cleared one hurdle to its passage.

September 09, 2011

Federal Health Agency Must Do More on Restraints, Seclusion

A federal committee wants more done to ensure children and adults subjected to restraints or seclusion are kept safe.

September 08, 2011

Life Paths Diverge for Young Adults With, Without Disabilities

Six years after high school, students with disabilities are less likely to have gone on to postsecondary schools than their classmates without disabilities, less likely to have financial independence, but a little more likely to have children, according to a new study.

August 12, 2011

S.C.'s Penalty for Cutting Special Ed. Spending Delayed

The delay raises questions about whether such penalties for states that cut education spending without federal approval are meaningful.

July 26, 2011

21 Years After ADA, Census Reveals Some Startling Statistics

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

Bill Would Boost Federal Spending on Students with Disabilities

A new bill proposes the federal government live up to its promise to pay 40 percent of the costs of educating students with disabilities.

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