About 1 percent of all students nationwide receive accommodations under Section 504, which requires schools to make accommodations for disabilities such as mobility impairments, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.
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August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014
A new study found that parent-reported childhood disabilities increased from 2001 to 2011, particularly among upper-income parents.
July 31, 2014
Peer effects can also have a negative impact, according to researchers in Ohio: Being around students with poor language skills tends to be a drag on children with disabilities.
July 22, 2014
The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.
June 10, 2014
Every dollar invested in reducing lead exposure would pay for itself in three years, compared to the ongoing costs to support children and adults who are exposed to the toxin.
June 06, 2014
Survey respondents reported that many students with disabilities were subjected to sexual abuse many times, often by adults in the school setting.
June 04, 2014
After up to four years of intervention, students with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities were able to read 1st-grade-level text, new research finds.
May 15, 2014
Concern about special education lawsuits is widespread, but complaints are common only in a handful of states, according to a longitudinal analysis of due process complaints.
May 13, 2014
The Combating Autism Act, first signed into law in 2006, is set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress renews it.
March 27, 2014
Researchers are now seeing 1 in 68 children identified as having autism spectrum disorder, compared to 1 in 88 the last time statistics were collected.