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March 04, 2015

Home-Schooling Parents Protest Draft IEP Proposal by Sandy Hook Panel

An expert panel appointed by Connecticut's governor recommends in a draft that home-schooled students with disabilities receive individualized education programs and be monitored by their local school system.

December 24, 2014

Low Funding Forces Cutbacks at Advocacy Group for Black Youth With Disabilities

The founder of the National Association for African American Children with Learning Differences said the organization plans to continue providing some resources, mainly through its website.

July 02, 2013

Florida Law Enhances Special Education Rights

One change will require parents to agree to special diploma tracks or placement in alternative schools.

April 01, 2013

Special Education Essential to Preschool Plans, Says Advocacy Group

Programs that serve young children with disabilities should be part of any federal preschool expansion, according to a letter to the Obama administration from the Council for Exceptional Children.

October 08, 2012

Study: Nearly Half of All Children With Autism Wander

Until more research is done and interventions are developed to address this behavior, researchers hopes this study will inform families, doctors, educators and first responders who grapple with the consequences of elopement.

September 13, 2012

Autism Research, Parent-Training Centers Get Cash Infusion

Researchers will look into why autism is more common in boys than girls, and why some children and adults with autism lose part or all of their ability to speak.

January 31, 2012

Schools Must Do More to Involve Parents, Students in IEP Process

Parents and students with disabilities aren't as involved in the process of mapping out their goals with schools as much they should be, and schools could do more to make the process more welcoming.

January 12, 2012

Group Acts to Address Overidentification of Black Children as Disabled

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.

November 03, 2010

Finding the Right Special Education Advocate

A case of a lawyer recently convicted of unauthorized practice of law offers an opportunity to review just what makes a good advocate.

November 02, 2010

Babysitters Who Rock: Reaching Special Needs Families

A New York program trains babysitters in techniques to handle young children with developmental disabilities.

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