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September 11, 2014

Exercise Before School Can Ward Off ADHD Symptoms, Study Finds

The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.

August 20, 2014

Students With '504 Plans' More Likely to Be White, Enrolled in Non-Title I Schools

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.

August 19, 2014

More Parents Reported Cases of Disabilities in Children In Past Decade

A new study found that parent-reported childhood disabilities increased from 2001 to 2011, particularly among upper-income parents.

July 31, 2014

Study: Inclusion Boosts Language Skills of Preschoolers With Disabilities

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

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

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

Study: Lead Abatement Could Save Mich. Over $2 Million a Year in Special Ed. Costs

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

Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities

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

Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

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

A Few States Spawn Most Complaints on Special Education, Says Study

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

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Continue Autism Research

The Combating Autism Act, first signed into law in 2006, is set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress renews it.

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