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July 23, 2015

White House Honors Students Who Have 'Beaten the Odds'

Several students with disabilities were among those visiting the White House as part of the "Beating the Odds Summit," a project of Michelle Obama's initiative advocating for college attendance.

October 14, 2014

Nevada Donor Gives $12.9 Million Gift for Special Education Teacher Training

The gift comes from the estate of Clarine "Kitty" Rodman, a construction firm partner and a community philanthropist, who had a long-running interest in disability issues.

November 20, 2012

Students With Autism Choose STEM Majors, if They Go to College

A new study confirms that students with autism spectrum disorders gravitate toward majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM—if they are able to attend two- or four-year colleges.

November 16, 2012

Ed. Dept. to Forgive Loans More Easily for Those Who Become Disabled

The shift reported by Propublica and the Chronicle of Higher Education report will allow many borrowers to avoid a lengthy double review to determine whether they truly are disabled.

September 07, 2012

Students With ADHD Must Better Prepare for College

Students didn't factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a college based on how the campus felt, the reputation of the school or that it was where they had always wanted to attend. The researcher found that students who had ADHD management strategies in place, such as ways to keep a schedule or study for tests, had figured those out before college, but students who did not have strategies mapped out were overwhelmed once freshman year began.

August 03, 2012

New Center Will Aim to Develop More Effective Special Educators

The U.S. Education Department's office of special education will spend up to $5 million on the creation of the Center to Support the Development of Effective Educators to Serve Students with Disabilities.

May 14, 2012

More Students Receiving Accommodations During ACT, SAT

Nationally, as the number of students taking the ACT has increased in the last few years, so has the number of students asking for, and getting, extra time or other accommodations when taking the ACT and SAT.

January 04, 2012

GAO Says College-Entrance Exams Fall Short on Accommodations

College entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT aren't always reformatted for students with disabilities the way the should be, a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds. The same goes for some tests students need to get into graduate school, medical school, law school, and other programs.

December 19, 2011

Some Advice for Students With Disabilities Heading to College

"College is a place of independent living and learning. We do expect a certain amount of independence from our students. Students need to know they're going to a place where 12 to 15 hours a week professors teach and the rest of the learning is on your own."

December 13, 2011

College Opportunities Emerge for People With Intellectual Disabilities

"We've had now 30 years of access for students with disabilities to go school. They're coming out of that system with a different expectation: Their education should continue."

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